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2049290 - Error "A database server with that name has already started" on start up - SQL Anywhere


  • The startup failed with the error message "A database server with that name has already started"*
  • The database server shuts down immediately after the start.
  • Database server is trying to start on a clone of the original machine.

* Message in other languages:

  • French: Un serveur de base de données de ce nom est déjà démarré
  • German: Ein Datenbankserver mit diesem Namen wurde bereits gestartet
  • Spanish: Ya se ha iniciado un servidor de bases de datos con ese nombre



  • SAP SQL Anywhere all versions
  • All Supported Platforms


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