Sysback Fixhist 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124
\# AIX System Backup & Recovery/6000 \#
\# Version 3 Release 3 Mod 3 \#
\# FIX HISTORY \#
\# The change history below indicates the specific fixes applied to the
\# current version of Sysback. The last digit if the product level is the
\# FIX ID, and is incremented by 1 each time a new fix level is released.
\# Each fix level may contain more than one change, usually produced the
\# same day.
\# To tell whether a fix has been appiled, run "lslpp -h sysback.obj".
\# For trial isntallations:
\# 03.03.0000.3005 = Ver 3 Rel 3 Mod 3 Fix 5
\# For product installations:
\# 03.03.2000.0005 = Ver 3 Rel 3 Mod 3 Fix 5
\# If updates have been applied:
\# 03.03.0003.0005.SB005 = Fix 5 appled to Ver 3 Rel 3 Mod 2
\# The SEVERITY or TYPE of problem is indicated prior to each specific
\# fix. The codes are as follows:
\# 1 = Very High Severity. Fixes a problem which could potentially
\# cause data or system to be unavailabe until fix is applied.
\# Affects less customers than pervasive problems.
\# 2 = High Severity. Customers experiencing the problem would require
\# technical support assistance in a resolution, although the
\# problem does not pose potential data loss or system outage.
\# 3 = Medium Severity. Fixes a problem in a function which is not
\# working as expected but customer can continue working
\# 4 = Low Severity. This is usually a trivial fix which is not
\# noticed by most customers and is easily worked around.
\# C = Cosmetic fix only. Has no affect on program.
\# D = Documentation change.
\# E = Enhancement. Provides new or enhances existing function.
\# P = Pervasive! Fixes a bug that will strongly affect many customers
\# (i.e. fixes failure with installation process or a backup
\# problem that is not apparent until restore is attempted).
FIX DATE SEV CHANGE DESCRIPTION(S)
=== ======== === =======================================================
0 05/02/96 - Initial 3.3.3 Mod Level Release. Includes the following
fixes and changes to last mod level (126.96.36.199):
1 Cannot install from 3590 tape drives on AIX V4 systems.
3590 requires different configuration method than other
SCSI drives. Install process now calls config method
defined in ODM for each device. If it does not exist,
common config method is used. (sysmain)
1 When files entered into exclude list, other files with
the prefix entered were inadvertently excluded also.
For instance, "/tmp/junk" in the exclude list also
excluded "/tmp/junk1", etc. (mkvgback, mkdirback)
2 Unable to read REMOTE System Backup tape from the command
line Message indicates "No permission to execute setbs."
Problem does not occur when using SMIT. (sysrestore)
3 Errors produced by mkfs command when recreating a volume
group or filesystem onto an AIX 3.2 system from an AIX
4.1 volume group backup. (remakevg)
3 During AIX 4.1 installs, the minimum LV size of a file-
system showed the same as the current LV size even it
was not full. Fixed problem in generating the logical
volume information during the backup. (mkvginfo)
4 Backup commands did not produce a failed return code if
a failure occurs when reading data from disk. Failure
was detected properly if a write error occurred.
(mkvgback, mkjfsback, mkdirback)
4 When recreating a slingle logical volume from the backup
in a different volume group with a different partition
size, the system now automatically changes the number
of partitions in the LV to ensure the LV is created at
its original size. (editvginfo)
1 05/10/96 4 Must ensure that MaxLPs is greater than or equal to the
number of LPs when recreating a logical volume in a
volume group with a different PP size as the original.
Results in message "0516-693 mklv: The -x parameter is of
illegal length or content." (remakevg)
3 Error "/usr/sbin/sysreconfig not found" at end of install
if /usr/lpp or /usr/lpp/sysback was mounted as a separate
TEMP FIX: Boot in maintenance mode and run getrootfs,
copy /usr/lpp/sysback/sysreconfig to /usr/sbin, then
E Added "install.post_rmnet" sample post-install program
to allow network attributes to be removed and Sysback
retained at end of install without prompting user.
4 Virtual device descriptions not appearing on SMIT menus
for remote client machines if the server's umask does
not allow read permission to non-root users. (cfgvirdev)
TEMP FIX: "chmod 644 /usr/lpp/sysback/.virdevs"
2 05/24/96 4 "test: missing argument" error appeared when remaking
a logical volume from logical volume or filesystem
backup. Program continued to successful completion.
Added a VG record to the table of contents for logical
volume and filesystem backups in order to track the
original physical partition size of the logical volume.
4 Post-install samples script "install.post_rmnet" not
correctly removing all network definitions on AIX 4.1.
3 cfgremserver command fails with message that server is
unavailable if server has not enabled access to "root"
user on the client. This should continue regardless
since other users may have been granted access.
E Improved progress indicator output when reading/writing
small amount of data. Indicator shows "\<1" for less
than 1 MB of data and "N/A" for kbytes/sec if not
applicable due to size of data. (sbwrite/sbread)
3 06/04/96 E If a filesystem is excluded from a volume group backup,
the filelist will now be created faster by not parsing
that directory tree. (mkvgback)
4 Multiple boot images cannot be created at the same time
by different processes. Changed programs creating tape
and bnetwork boot iamges to check for conflicting
programs and wait until they complete before running the
bosboot command. (mksbnetboot/mkboottape)
C Options for customizing volume group and logical volume
attributes only allowed for up to 99 entries (VGs or LVs)
in the list. This has been expanded to allow up to 4
4 Change (\#2) to progress indicator worked when writing, but
reads always show "\<1" for total megabytes. Same update
to sbwrite has now beel applied to sbread also.
4 06/14/96 E When using "Print or Display System Configuration" option,
user may now select to print to file and/or print queue.
If neither selected, report is displayed on screen.
E Allow rootvg to be recreated on a running system if user
selects to change the volume group name. (remakevg)
4 Dont list filesystems when changing filesystem attributes
if user selected not to create the corresponding logical
4 When editing volume group information, the system would
not allow the LV stripe size to be set to 8 KB. This
was added to the list of supported stripe sizes. This change
was made at 188.8.131.52 but lost. (editvginfo/syseditvginfo)
4 When configuring remote services or creating network boot
images, files saved by root user may end up with incorrect
permissions if umask is not set to default 022. This
includes services, inetd.conf, bootptab and exports files.
4 AIX Version 4 backups indicated failure return code if
file in the file list is deleted before the backup
completes. Problem occurs only on AIX V4 systems since
non-fatal return codes of backup command were changed.
3 Backups to parallel virtual tape device failed with message
"A child process has died" if tape reached end of volume.
5 06/28/96 4 Error "no such address" shown when restoring a logical
volume backup from a parallel virtual device and also
showing the progress indicator. A few extra bytes were
written to the logical volume which exceeded its length.
This error can be ignored, the LV was restored properly.
3 When re-installing the rootvg volume group, filesystems
could be mounted in wrong order if priority of logical
volume set to less than its parent filesystem. Could
result in running our of space during restore of data.
3 When displaying device options for backup or restore,
process sometimes hung if a device is used by another
process (depending on PTF level of rmt device driver).
Since tape may be rewinding from prior use, the open
is reattempted after 5 seconds and the message "Device
is currently in use" will be followed by "Never mind,
its ready now". (sbdevice)
3 Performing network boot over Class A or Class B networks
sometimes failed with LED 610. If the subnet mask
specified was 255.255.255.0, it was ignored since
it was assumed to be the default. This value is only the
default for Class C networks, and must otherwise be
specified with the ifconfig command when configuring the
network interface. (sysmain/sysmenus/sysnet/mksbnetboot)
4 Keyboard type was not being retained across installs on
AIX V4 systems if set to other than Posix(C). (sysmain)
3 If root filesystem (/) is out of space when backup is
created, device configuration was not being retained
after an install from the backup.
E Logical Volume backups not performing well on faster
disk drives. Backup and restore options better optimized.
For backups from SSA disks to fast tape drives or disk
image files, backup may increase by 4X. Restore time
only slightly increased. (mklvback/lvrestore)
6 07/19/96 E AIX 4.2 tape and network boot support added.
4 Platform Type option was appearing in SMIT menus
when installing Sysback on AIX 3.2 systems. This
option does not apply to AIX 3.2 systems, and its
value has no affect.
4 Error from 'dspmsg' command when recreating a single
logical volume from a backup that is not a filesystem.
This is a message catalog error and has no affect.
3 cfgremsvs command (configure remote services) was not
restarting NIS "ypbind" with the same parameters as
originally specified in the /etc/rc.nfs file if user
had changed the file. (cfgremsvs)
4 When entering a file to save to when using the sbsmitout
output screen on AIX 4.x systems, information typed
to override the default $HOME/sysback.out file were being
displayed elsewhere on the screen. Also, backspace key
did not work properly in this field. (sbsmitout)
7 08/23/96 4 Message "paging space rootvg no longer active" appears
at end of install process. The attempt to remove
paging space definitions from /etc/swapspaces if they
were not created was in error. The file is not changed
and the invalid error may be ignored. (sysmain)
4 Message "instserver: unknown host" appears at end of a
remote install of non-rootvg volume groups. The system
was unable to return the remote tape block size to its
original value. (sysnet)
4 Ambiguous error messages produced when non-root user
attempts to modify the exclude list. Added trap that
displays message that only the root user may do so.
4 rs6k and rs6ksmp platform options had been combined into
one option on AIX 4.2 systems. Need to keep separate
options so that, if user selects rs6ksmp platform and MP
kernel doesnt exist, the program can exit with error
message rather than default to UP kernel.
4 Syntax error at line 226 of editvginfo command appears
when recreating a single logical volume from a backup
taken at a sysback level prior to 184.108.40.206. (editvginfo)
8 09/12/96 4 The PATH variable changed in the sysback library to
include the previous user path in case it is needed
during the fsback.pre/post customized scripts.
3 Backup commands displayed error but did not exit with
error code if write error occurred. (mkdirback/mkvgback)
2 Exclude list did not exclude directories when '*' wildcard
was used. (mkdirback/mkvgback)
3 getlvminfo command exited with core dump when -q option
used on an AIX 3.2.3 or earlier system. The -q flag
extracts quorum flag (which is not valid at AIX 3.2.3 or
3 readsbheader command not rewinding tape before attempting
to read volume label at selected image. Added -n flag to
indicate tape should not rewind, otherwise tapes always
rewind at start. (readsbheader)
9 10/18/96 4 The tape block size of a remote tape drive was not being
reset to its original value after the completion of a
network install. (resetbs)
2 Exclude list did not exclude directories when '*' wildcard
was used. This is additional fix to \#8 above.
3 Option to remove Sysback at end of install process (when
installing on a different machine than the backup was
created from) was not removing sysback if user answered
yes. Also, option to remove network configuraton was not
being presented. (sysmain)
2 When network adapter to install from differs from the boot
device, the wrong configuration method is being used to
configure the network device on RSPC systems. Install
process changed to obtain correct device method programs
from the device configuration database. (sysnet)
10 11/01/96 4 Post-install sample script for removing network config
inadvertently removed loopback ip address from /etc/hosts
2 When recreating a volume group on an active system, if
a logical volume fails to create on the first pass
because LVM cannot satisfy the requested disk location,
the remakevg command fails after that and all subsequent
LVs since the return code is not reset before the second
4 Do not display "smc" devices in the device selector screen.
Although theya re in the tape device class, they are
loaders, not tape devices, and cause confusion.
2 When installing the system, the rootvg was created with
the minimum VGDA size which did not allow adiditonal disks
to be added later. (sysrvg)
2 Some RSPC ethernet adapters did not get configured
properly when changing the network install adapter after
performing a network boot. (rc.boot4/sysmenus)
11 11/26/96 4 mkvgback and mkdirback command exiting with error:
"Directory %s in exclude list file is invalid." if
the exclude list file contains only a newline.
2 Correction to RSPC ethernet adapter fix in \#10 above.
2 When recreating a volume group on a running system, the
physical volumes on which an LV exists were not being
properly retained in some cases. (editvginfo)
3 Unable to run sbfwd command on a remote parallel
virtual device. Message indicates there is no permission
to create shared memory segment. (sbfwd2)
12 01/31/97 4 Message "Paging space (lvname) no longer active"
inadvertently appeared at end of install process. The
message appeared for all paging space, although it
should only appear if paging space was not created.
2 Support added for RSPC machines with mp kernels. Required
ability to create MP-bootable tapes and network boot
images and update to SMIT help screens.
2 Error when selecting or deselecting hdisk names for
volume groups during installation or when recreating a
volume group on a running system. Selection of "hdisk2"
would inadvertently also select or deselect "hdisk20",
13 02/06/97 E Enhancement to enable fast-boot process on rs6ksmp
machines after a system installation.
4 When adding remote host access to a server, selecting
F4 to display valid list of devices to allow produces
invalid virtual device descriptions. Choosing the option
works properly but initial display is confusing.
2 Core dump sometimes occurred when running remote
sbdevice, sbread or sbwrite commands when there were
multiple virtual devices configured on the server.
3 Entering wildcard character when displaying files to
restore from a backup would sometimes expand to show
only files currently on the system rather than the list
of files on the backup.
14 02/10/97 2 Fix \#12 for adding support for MP kernels caused
erroneous messages in SMIT when performing system
backup, creating boot tape or creating network boot
image. Occurred only on AIX Version 3 systems.
15 02/24/97 2 Error created at fix \#13 where error message appears
indicating "done not expected" when listing files to
restore in SMIT.
16 04/03/97 3 On RSPC/MP systems, sysback command required the
kernel (-k) flag to be specified or it would default
to UP. This now uses default of MP if installed.
4 On some unsupported disks, 'bootinfo -s' does not
return PV size. This causes syntax error in lscfginfo
17 05/27/97 P During install on AIX 4.1.5 and 4.2.1 or later systems,
the following ODM errors occurr when creating volume
groups during the installation process:
0516-304 mkvg: unable to find device id in device
0516-324 mkvg: unable to find PV identifier for physical
volume. The device configuration database in
The messages are inconsistent with the actual error. The
problem is due to the "dd" command missing, which is
required by the "mkvg" command after some late 4.1.5 PTFs
are applied and built into AIX 4.2.1. This fix adds the
"dd" command to the maintenenace environment to correct
the problem. (sysinit)
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