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1901371 - ASE Backup Server error "Option RETAINDAYS is not valid for device..." when using configured dump for Tivoli Storage Manager


When creating a configured dump using sp_config_dump for use with Tivoli Storage Manager and specifying a number of days for retention of backup files

  • Attempts to use the configured dump profile fail with SAP Sybase Backup Server error and Sybase ASE error 8009:

Backup Server: Option RETAINDAYS is not valid for device
Msg 8009, Level 16, State 1:
Server 'ase157sp100', Line 2:
Error encountered by Backup Server.  Please refer to Backup Server messages for



  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.x
  • SAP Backup Server 15.x


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 ; SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment 7.2


KBA , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , Bug Filed

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