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2854030 - startdb failed to run due to the message 'PATH environment variable length should be less than' - SAP ASE for Buisness Suite.


  • When starting SAP ASE using startsap script after installing Business suite on ASE, the following error message happened and SAP ASE failed to start.
    ERROR: log parser detected occurances of message 'Database 'master' is now online.' in /sybase/<SID>/ASE-16_0/install/<SID>.log
    grep: can't open /sybase/<SID>/ASE-16_0/install/<SID>.log.
  • While the error message was displaying, there was a message below in the /sybase/<SID>/ASE-16_0/install/<SID>_BS.console.
    "PATH environment variable length should be less than [2049] bytes. Unable to start /sybase/<SID>/ASE-16_0/install/RUN_<SID>_BS."
  • When starting SAP ASE manually, SAP ASE successfully started.
    startserver -f RUN_<SID> 



  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.7 for Business Suite
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 16.0 for Business Suite


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 ; SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0 ; SAP NetWeaver all versions


startdb, parser, PATH, .dbenv.csh, , KBA , BC-DB-SYB , Business Suite on Adaptive Server Enterprise , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , How To

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