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Why server expiration process is executed for same filespace twice ?

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Question

IBM Spectrum Protect server expiration process is executed for same filespace twice like below.
1. EXPIRE command was issued.
ANR0984I Process 11720 for EXPIRE INVENTORY started in the BACKGROUND at 11:04:36. (SESSION: 44938, PROCESS:   11720)                 
2. First expiration for filespace \VMFULL-VM. This completed at once.
ANR0165I Inventory file expiration started processing for node ISP_MONTHLY, filespace \VMFULL-VM, copygroup BACKUP
 and object type FILE. (SESSION: 44938, PROCESS: 11720)                                          
ANR0166I Inventory file expiration finished processing  for node ISP_MONTHLY, file space \VMFULL-VM, copy group
 BACKUP, and object type FILE with processing statistics:  examined 1, retained 0, deleted 1, retrying 0, failed 0
 and skipped 0 files. (SESSION: 44938, PROCESS: 11720)                         

3. Second expiration for filespace \VMFULL-VM is started.
ANR0165I Inventory file expiration started processing for node ISP_DAILY, filespace \VMFULL-VM, copygroup BACKUP
 and object type DIRECTORY. (SESSION: 44938, PROCESS: 11720)                                     
4. This second expiration for filespace \VMFULL-VM is ended. This took long time to complete.
ANR0166I Inventory file expiration finished processing  for node ISP_DAILY, file space \VMFULL-VM, copy group
 BACKUP, and object type DIRECTORY with processing statistics:  examined 1,770,757, retained 0, deleted 1,770,757, retrying 0, failed 0
 and skipped 0 files. (SESSION: 44938, PROCESS: 11720)                                   
 ....
ANR0987I Process 11720 for EXPIRE INVENTORY running in the BACKGROUND processed 1,770,758 items with a          
 completion state of SUCCESS at 02:03:19. (SESSION: 44938, PROCESS: 11720)                                   

This behavior is working as designed or not ?

Answer

This is working as designed.
The expiration process is a complicated one when including of a different object types (i.e. File, Directory, Group Base) are being expired.
The message ANR0165I informs that inventory file expiration processing started processing for the node name and filespace name indicated. For this node name and filespace name the indicated copygroup and object types are currently being evaluated.

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Modified date:
22 April 2020

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