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3261498 - DB6: DB13 backup fails due to missing Db2 runtime client


You have a SAP system where database server and application are on different hosts.

You have adopted CLI driver on application server for database connection.

Nevertheless, DB13 backup fails due to error claiming the requirement of Db2 runtime client.

12.10.2022 12:34:56 Job started
12.10.2022 12:34:56 Step 001 started (program RSDBAJOB, variant &0000000000042, user ID BASIS)
12.10.2022 12:34:56 No application server found on database host - rsh/gateway will be used
12.10.2022 12:34:56 Execute logical command DB6_DBBACKUP On host ABCDEFGH1
12.10.2022 12:34:56 Parameters:ABC ONLINE TO /db2/ABC/backup BUFFERS 0 BUFFERSIZE 0 PARALLELISM 0 INCLUDE LOGS
12.10.2022 12:34:56 unable to load DB2 library 'libdb2.a(shr_64.o)'. Reason:  0509-022 Cannot load module shr_64.o.
12.10.2022 12:34:56 0509-026 System error: A file or directory in the path name does not exist.
12.10.2022 12:34:56 ERRORMESSAGE: dmdb6bkp requires a DB2 runtime client.
12.10.2022 12:34:56 External program terminated with exit code 2
12.10.2022 12:34:56 DB6_DBBACKUP returned error status E
12.10.2022 12:34:56 Job finished



  • SAP Basis Release 700 SP11 or lower
  • IBM Db2 for Linux, Unix and Windows


DB13, dmdb6bkp, DB2 runtime client , KBA , BC-DB-DB6-CCM , CCMS/Database Monitors , BC-DB-DB6-DBA , Database Administration , Problem

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