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PM69330: CLEARTOOL PROTECTVOB MAN PAGE SHOULD STATE THAT IT SHOULD ONLY BE RUN ON A VOB NOT BEING ACCESSED

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In older versions of the IBM Rational ClearCase cleartool man
    page for protectvob it states, 'Execute this command only while
    a VOB is quiescent (no active users); it stops and restarts the
    associated vob_server process, which prevents access to storage
    pools.'
    
    The man page in version 7.x and 8.x do not clearly state this.
    Since this is not stated clearly some customer have attempted to
    run the command on a VOB being accessed and protectvob failures
    are seen with errors such as:
    
    vob_server.exe(2644): Error: Temporarily unavailable, admin
    process running as pid 65535
    Albd(2284): Error: Server vob_server.exe (pid=2644) on
    'C:\vobs\VOB1.vbs' died on startup; marking it as 'down'.
    vobrpc_server.exe(3292): Error: Problem starting vob_server for
    vob vobserver1.company.com:C:\vobs\VOB1.vbs
    vobrpc_server.exe(3292): Error: See albd or vob error logs on
    host vobserver1.company.com
    
    
    WORKAROUND:
    Run the protectvob command only on a VOB which is not being
    accessed at all by any user or process.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
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    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
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    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
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    The IBM Rational ClearCase cleartool man page for protectvob
    in versions 7.x and 8.x does not clearly state the
    restriction that the command should only be executed while a
    VOB is quiescent.
    

Problem conclusion

  • This has been corrected in ClearCase 7.1.2.9 and 8.0.0.5.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM69330

  • Reported component name

    CC&CC MSITE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G3300

  • Reported release

    712

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-07-20

  • Closed date

    2012-12-15

  • Last modified date

    2012-12-15

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    CC&CC MSITE WIN

  • Fixed component ID

    5724G3300

Applicable component levels

  • R712 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 December 2012