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3450412 - Node 'bootstrap' failed with exit code 538 : file permissions or free disk space

Symptom

The SAP Application Server JAVA startup fails due to the bootstrap process aborting with exit code 538.

Error observer in Work Directory logs :

dev_jstart :

    ********************************************************************************
  *** ERROR => Node 'bootstrap' failed with exit code 538.
  ***
  *** Please see section 'Failures in the 'synchronizing binaries' phase.'
  *** in SAP Note 1316652 for additional information and troubleshooting advice.
  ********************************************************************************
  
   *** LOG => exiting (exitcode 22002, retcode 1).

jvm_bootsrtap.out :

Starting to synchronize instance file system.
Exception occurred for component [internal/unkown] of type [unkown]
com.sap.engine.bootstrap.SynchronizationException: Error while updating file [instance.properties]
    at com.sap.engine.bootstrap.synch.NodeUpdater.synchGlobalData(NodeUpdater.java:104)
    at com.sap.engine.bootstrap.synch.NodeUpdater.synch(NodeUpdater.java:67)
    at com.sap.engine.bootstrap.Bootstrap.synchronizeInstance(Bootstrap.java:92)
    at com.sap.engine.offline.OfflineToolStart.main(OfflineToolStart.java:162)
----------== [ Caused by:]==----------
java.io.IOException: Unable to backup [instance.properties] before synchronization; possible reasons: file permissions or free disk space    

[Bootstrap]> Error during synchronization. More details: the previous log entries


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Environment

SAP NetWeaver Application Server Java

Product

SAP NetWeaver Application Server for Java all versions

Keywords

AS Java failed to start, Node 'bootstrap' failed with exit code 538, file permissions or free disk space, instance.properties, java.io.IOException, missing or incorrectly permissions, Server JAVA and this operation fails during the bootstrap process. , KBA , BC-JAS-SF , Startup Framework , BC-OP-LNX , Linux , BC-OP-NT , Windows , Problem

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