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2675427 - sapstartsrv process does not start


Sapcontrol commands are being executed (either by an administrator or by the SUM - SAP Upgrade tool) and are failing, returning the following error:

FAIL: NIECONN_REFUSED (Connection refused), NiRawConnect failed in plugin_fopen()

Executing "ps -ef | grep sapstartsrv" confirms that the sapstartsrv process of the affected instance is not running.

Executing "sapcontrol -nr $$ -function StartService <SID>" ("$$" is the instance number) returns "OK".

However, the sapstartsrv does not start and the "sapstartsrv.log" file is not updated.



  • SAP Netweaver release independent
  • SAP running on Linux/UNIX servers


SAP NetWeaver all versions


KBA , BC-CST-STS , Startup Service , BC-UPG-TLS-TLA , Upgrade tools for ABAP , BC-CST , Client/Server Technology , BC-UPG-TLS-TLJ , Upgrade tools for Java , Problem

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