VMNTASKS; Problem with TASK TMC_BACKUP

Document ID : KB000121613
Last Modified Date : 28/11/2018
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Issue:
VMNTASKS Task TMC-BACKUP not running in an SSI configuration.

VMNTASKS (formerly AIC) task TMC_BACKUP fails in an SSI Environment or when running VM:Tape with a shared TMC and AUDIT file (SDF) stating the following:

VMC70038 Shared TMC environment found; VMTAPE's extended profile has been disabled. VMC70429 Not enough disk space on TMC disk to backup audit file. VMC70445 Error backing up VMTAPE tape management catalog, RC=4.
Environment:
Products configured to run in an SSI environment.
Cause:
VMNTASKS (formerly AIC) task TMC_BACKUP fails in an SSI Environment or when running VM:Tape with a shared TMC and AUDIT file (SDF).

Additionally, there may be problems with errors stating there is not enough space on the TMC disk to backup the AUDIT FILE; or, the AUDIT disk to backup the TMC FILE:
 
 VMC70429 Not enough disk space on TMC disk to backup audit file.
 VMC70445 Error backing up VMTAPE tape management catalog, RC=4.
 
Resolution:
Apply PTF SO06447 which necessitated a redesign of the TMC_BACKUP Task. The major part of the redesign is the addition of a new minidisk to the VM:Tape configuration.
 
Additional Information:
The VMNTASKS task TMC_BACKUP has been redesigned to prevent these problems.
These changes are described in the UMEMO of the PTF and provide instructions to implement.