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3090421 - Switching ASE to inactive, does not work with ha/syb/hb_force_db_inactive set to 1 - SAP ASE 16.0 with HADR


  • Switching ASE to inactive, does not work even though ha/syb/hb_force_db_inactive is set to 1 by default. 
  • The boot part of the Fault Manager (FM) log shows the configuration setting as:
            heartbeat force database inactive: no.
            heartbeat kill database: yes
            heartbeat shutdown system: no.
        While the default FM configuration is as follows:

           ha/syb/hb_force_db_inactive   1 
           ha/syb/hb_stop_db  1
           ha/syb/hb_shutdown_sys 0

  • The FM log also shows that the primary ASE inactivation takes no time and FM proceeds with killing ASE right away:

        2021 07/20 18:37:19.407 (6072) no heartbeat received.
        2021 07/20 18:37:19.409 (6072) wait to check heartbeat to heartbeat.
        2021 07/20 18:37:19.909 (6072) no heartbeat received.
        2021 07/20 18:37:19.909 (6072) heartbeat to heartbeat failed.
        2021 07/20 18:37:19.909 (6072) h2h failed -> set this site to inactive.
        2021 07/20 18:37:19.909 (6072) killing database process...



  • SAP Adaptive  Server Enterprise (ASE) 16.0 
  • SAP Replication Server (SRS) 16.0 
  • High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR)


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0


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

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