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2208596 - liveCache upgrade fails with SQL error -4008


While patching or during the upgrade of a liveCache database you observe the following errors (which the messages may vary):

Checking upgrade...
Finding instance type...
Checking mmap support...
Finding starting release...
Finding APO starting release...
Finding migration strategy...
ERR:  Upgrade failed
ERR:    Error checking Upgrade
ERR:      Finding migration strategy...
Execution of sql script failed
ERR:  SQL error performing command 'DROP TABLE LC_RELEASE_MATRIX'
ERR:    SQL error : -4008, Unknown user name/password combination

With this error you are not able to complete the required task.



  • SAP SCM 5.1 and higher;
  • SAP liveCache 5.1 LCA Build 04 (SAP liveCache Kernel and higher);
  • Any operating system that supports MaxDB/liveCache.


SAP NetWeaver all versions ; SAP Supply Chain Management all versions ; SAP enhancement package for SAP Supply Chain Management all versions


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