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Savesets not expiring - the retention time is invalid

Here is another strange one - I have one client which has a month browse/retention which has savesets that go back to February that have not expired - no dependency here and generally they are the only saveset on the tapes meaning they are holding up tape reuse - here is some mminfo data:

mminfo -q "client=s-cpp-cmfe01.net1.cec.eu.int,name=C:\\" -ot -r volume,savetime,ssretent,level,clretent,ssflags
...2B1517 02/02/09 03/02/09 full 03/02/09 vF
2B1538 02/03/09 03/03/09 full 03/03/09 vF
2B1541 02/03/09 03/03/09 full 03/03/09 vF
2B1535 02/04/09 03/06/09 full 03/04/09 vrEF
2B1624 02/05/09 03/06/09 full 03/05/09 vrEF
2B1587 02/06/09 03/07/09 full 03/06/09 vrEF
2B1571 02/06/09 03/07/09 full 03/06/09 CvrEF
2B1571 02/06/09 03/07/09 full 03/06/09 CvrEF
2B0011 02/07/09 03/08/09 full 03/07/09 vrF
2B0956 02/07/09 03/08/09 full 03/07/09 vrF

A93674 02/07/09 03/08/09 full 03/08/09 vrF

2B0257 02/08/09 03/09/09 full 03/08/09 vrF
A93582 02/08/09 03/09/09 full 03/09/09 vrF
2B0210 02/09/09 03/11/09 full 03/09/09 vrF
A92929 02/09/09 03/11/09 full 03/11/09 vrF
2B0202 02/09/09 03/11/09 full 03/09/09 vrF
A91516 02/09/09 03/11/09 full 03/11/09 vrF
2B0506 02/10/09 01/19/38 full 01/19/38 vKF
A91526 02/10/09 01/19/38 full 03/11/09 vKF
2B0217 02/10/09 03/12/09 full 03/10/09 vrF
A91077 02/10/09 03/12/09 full 03/12/09 vrF
2B1163 02/12/09 02/12/09 full 03/12/09 vrF
2B0685 02/23/09 03/24/09 full 03/23/09 vrF
A94073 02/23/09 03/24/09 full 03/24/09 vrF
T00602 02/24/09 05/01/09 full 05/01/09 vF
etc (from here the same all the way down)

I looked at a specific piece of media and ran nsrim -V volume to see if it marked the tape as recyclable - some of the messages which may be important are:

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s-net1luxdc88:G:\, 6 browsable cycle(s)10066:nsrim: Failed updating continuation save set ssid `3707290228' as purged
39077:nsrim: error, Save set ssid `3707290228' the retention time is invalid

10067:nsrim: Failed updating continuation save set ssid `3707290228' as eligible
39077:nsrim: error, Save set ssid `3707290228' the retention time is invalid

9335:nsrck: WARNING: no valid save times for client 's-net1luxdc88' - cross check not performed

A93674: 308 GB used, 7 save sets, full, 1 recoverable save sets, 6 recyclable save sets
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Note the saveset 3707290228 is not on this tape though the saveset name is and has been marked as recyclable; also all savesets for s-net1luxdc88 on this media are recyclable. These messages may therefore be red herrings?


Next I ran nsrck -L6 s-cpp-cmfe01.net1.cec.eu.int which went through as expected:

nsrck: checking index for 's-cpp-cmfe01.net1.cec.eu.int'
nsrck: /nsrsrv30/nsr/index/s-cpp-cmfe01.net1.cec.eu.int contains 3485803 records occupying 457 MB
nsrck: Completed checking 1 client(s)

And another nsrim with no effect:

A93674: 308 GB used, 7 save sets, full, 1 recoverable save sets, 6 recyclable save sets

The saveset in question here was taken 7 February with month browse and retention and with successful full backups taken afterwards so what could be preventing this saveset expiring?
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