StoRM Backend v. 1.11.15

Released on 28.02.2019 with StoRM v. 1.11.15.


This release:

  • fixes the synchcall.xmlrpc.maxthread setting for XMLRPC requests;
  • improves backend’s startup logic thanks to a refactoring of the init scripts (read more here about troubleshooting);

Bug fixes

  • [STOR-1026] - Backend does not honor XMLRPC maxThreads settings


  • [STOR-1020] - Remove functions and code related to old and deprecated variables
  • [STOR-1028] - Ged rid of the storm-backend command server

Installation and configuration

Update package:

yum update storm-backend-server

During the update of storm-backend-server package the service is stopped and restarted because the init script is replaced by the newest. Check if service is up:

service storm-backend-server status

In case you need to kill the service read here.

Important: StoRM Backend v1.11.15 introduces changes in the configuration file for the logging facilities:


The new file provided by the updated packages must be used, which will show up as .rpmnew file (when there are local changes to the configuration), i.e.:


We recommend that you backup your current configuration file:

cp /etc/storm/backend-server/logging.xml /etc/storm/backend-server/logging.xml.bkp

And port the changes in such file to the new template:

cp /etc/storm/backend-server/logging.xml.rpmnew /etc/storm/backend-server/logging.xml

You can find information about upgrade, clean installation and configuration of StoRM services in the System Administration Guide.