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2908639 - Issues loading a database when shrinkdb may have failed. SAP ASE


  • Load from a source database where the sysusages has a hole, sometimes hangs on the target when trying to online the database.  For example:

  • On the target:
    • The dump was taken at a quiet time - there were no processes running and the log had been truncated.
    • The online process shows:
      Started estimating recovery log boundaries for database 'mydb'.
      Database 'mydb', checkpoint=(47041159, 2), first=(47041159, 2), last=(47041159, 8).
      Completed estimating recovery log boundaries for database 'mydb'.
      Started ANALYSIS pass for database 'mydb'.
      Completed ANALYSIS pass for database 'myb'.
      Recovery of database 'mydb' will undo incomplete nested top actions.
      The transaction log in database trading is almost full. Your transaction is being suspended until space is made available in the log.
  • On the primary:
    • The sysusages looks like:

      dbid  segmap       lstart           size             vstart   location      unreservedpgs                       crdate      vdevno
      ----- ---------   ----------   ----------       -----------   --------           -------------      --------------------  -----------
      11              3   98161152   8388608                  0            0             8355840    Mar 23 20XX 1:25PM           54
      11              0 106549760  23473664   106549760            9           23381970    Mar 23 20XX 1:25PM          -11
      11              3 130023424         2560     11191296            0                  2550    Mar 23 20XX 1:25PM            71

    • This database had the shrink run years ago, and the server has been, upgraded and rebooted many times, but the hole is not being reclaimed.
  • Most of the time, the hole does not have any impact on the dumps/loads.



  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0


KBA , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , How To

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