I installed a new instance of Snapcreator 4.1P2 to ensure that I would not have any problems upgrading my production instance. I copied over profiles from my production server to test with and all of them worked. I noticed that I was getting a warning about DB2 cleaning not supported because the agent was not 4.1 or greater (running 4.0 agent). Despite the warning, all looked good until I upgraded the agent to 4.1P2 on one of the clients. Now when I start a backup job on that particular client from the gui I receive this error: Operation failed, Check GUI logs for details (-1 Invalid response from snap creator server). At that point the console stops refreshing which initially made me think that the job died, but it actually still runs to a successful completion if I look at the logs in the profile and i don't see any errors in the profile. If I look at the gui.log, I do see an error. Here is a snippet of it:
If I take off the * from the allowed_commands.config file, I received the identical error. When I check the logs in the profile though, I do see the error "At least one command is not allowed to be executed remotely" and the job fails as I expect. So, not sure if the gui error is related to the agent or not except that it did not start until I upgraded the agent. If there aren't any problems, I could always downgrade the agent to 4.0 I suppose, but didn't know what the DB2 warning meant and I thought it'd be best to run the same agent version as the server.
I have been playing with this all morning and I'm having no luck. As a test, here are a few of the things that I've done. I removed all commands from my profile. I still get the error in the gui. I rebuilt the backup profile from the wizard in the gui. That didn't help either. Finally, I uninstalled the 4.1 agent, and re-installed 4.0p1 agent. It works perfect with no errors. I haven't actaully attempted to mount the backup to ensure it's fine, but don't see anything to make me suspicious. The only warning message that I see with the 4.0 agent is this:
Performing cleanup on : db2
[snap:9090 (18.104.22.168) The cleanup method is only supported with SC Agent 4.1 or greater - Skipping.
Honestly, I don't even know what it is trying to tell me. I just figure that I should probably be on the latest agent to ensure maximum compatibility and to ensure that I don't hit any problems down the road.
Any further thoughts would be greatly appreciated.