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2208631 - Batch Job aborts during Upgrades without details on work process trace file


While performing an Upgrade or Update in a SAP system, a phase that execute batch jobs errors out with an error message similar to the following in SAPupConsole.log:


"<< 2015/02/01 10:01:29  END OF PHASE   PREP_INIT/JOB_RSUPDTEC
=========== Repeat Phase ===========
Severe error(s) occurred in phase PREP_INIT/JOB_RSUPDTEC!
Last error code set: SUBST_START_BATCHJOB failed with error code 23"





The log file of the phase provides a little more information (PSUPDTEC.LOG on this example)


"1 ETQ233 Calling function module "SUBST_START_BATCHJOB" by RFC
2 ETQ373 parameter "BATCHHOST" = "sap04"
2 ETQ373 parameter "JOBNAME" = "RSUPDTEC"
2 ETQ373 parameter "REPNAME" = "RSUPDTEC"
2 ETQ373 parameter "VARNAME" = ""
2 ETQ373 parameter "IV_SCHEDEVER" = "X"
2 ETQ373 parameter "BATCHINSTANCE" = ""
1 ETQ234 Call of function module "SUBST_START_BATCHJOB" by RFC succeeded
4 ETQ010 Date & Time: 20150201163206
2 ETQ373 parameter "JOBCOUNT" = "11000840"
2 ETQ374 parameter "RC_START" = "23"
1EETQ399 Last error code set is: SUBST_START_BATCHJOB failed with error code 23
1EETQ204 Upgrade phase "JOB_RSUPDTEC" aborted with severe errors ("201502011163206")"


You are able to identify the work process used by the job in SM37. However, this work process trace file does not contain any information about the error.

Repeating the phase does not resolve the problem.

In SM21 you can find the only technical information about the problem, similar to the following:


04:30:20 BTC  027 000 DDIC                     D0  1 Transaction Canceled TG 154 ( 1 )
Details Page 2 Line 14 System Log: Local Analysis of sap03                     1
 Time     Type Nr  Clt User TCode Grp N Text
 04:30:20 BTC  027 000 DDIC       D0  1 Transaction Canceled TG 154 ( 1 )
Recording at local and central time........................ 01.02.2015 04:30:20
 Task...... Process                      User...... Terminal Session TCode Program  Cl Problem cl         Package
 10485      Background Processor No. 027 DDIC                      1       RSUPDTEC K  SAP Web AS Problem SDYN
  Module nam Loc T100................    Parameters
                TG                  154
  Documentation for system log message D0 1 :
 The transaction has been terminated.  This may be caused by a
 termination message from the application (MESSAGE Axxx) or by an
 error detected by the SAP System due to which it makes no sense to
 proceed with the transaction.  The actual reason for the termination
 is indicated by the T100 message and the parameters.
 Additional documentation for message TG                  154
 Log writer aborted with RC &


This error might happen in any phase that execute background jobs.

Process is halted and you can't move on.



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