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2174699 - sp_config_dump raises error 3051 due to 30-character limit for external api name in ASE Backup Server - SAP ASE for SRM


  • Running SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) database.
  • While configuring backup profiles for dumps using external APIs with names over 30 characters, the following error is encountered:

1> sp_config_dump @config_name='Backup_Conf3', @ext_api = 'sybackup::-SERV 03 -CLIENT Q2WR ', @compression = '101'
2> go
Msg 3051, Level 16, State 4:
Server 'SID', Procedure 'sp_config_dump', Line 405:
The dump configuration 'sybackup::-SERV 03 -CLIENT Q2WRÿ+kMÿÿÿ+kÿÿÿ+kI' supplied for Backup_Conf3 is invalid.
(1 row affected)
(return status = 1)

  • If the name has only 30 characters, the command works fine:

1> sp_config_dump @config_name='Backup_Conf3', @ext_api = 'sybackup::-SERV 03 -CLIENT Q2W ', @compression = '101'
2> go
The change is completed. The option is dynamic and ASE need not be rebooted for the change to take effect.
(return status = 0)



  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 16.0 for Business Suite
  • SAP NetWeaver (NW) - All versions
  • SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) 7.0


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0 ; SAP Supplier Relationship Management 7.0


dump, configuration, backupserver, ext_api, CR784560, 784560 , KBA , BC-DB-SYB , Business Suite on Adaptive Server Enterprise , Product Enhancement

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