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2546442 - Backup Server error "Shared memory configured for the Backup Server is too low" - SAP ASE


When taking an ASE Database backup, it reported the following error:

Cannot use the specified block size of 'xxx' bytes for device 'xxx' because the shared memory configured for the Backup Server is too low. However, the DUMP will continue using the reduced block size of 'xxx' bytes. In order to use the specified block size, restart the Backup Server named '<SID>_BS' specifying a -m value of at least 'xxx' MB and reissue the DUMP.

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  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.x


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7


Shared memory, Backup server, BS, low , KBA , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , BC-DB-SYB , Business Suite on Adaptive Server Enterprise , Problem

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