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3467073 - Sybase Upgrade Failed with Sap host agent crashing SAP ASE for Business Suite


During the upgrade of ASE using SAP Host Agent in step TASK_NAME=UPDATE_ASE_SOFTWARE it fails with :

1)Execution: Command execution failed. (fault code:127)

2)from Dev_sapdbctrl file with trace level 3 turned on (2451419 - How to get level 3 trace of SAP Host Agent) we see this:

PID 1906612] checkServerProcessesShell:  dataserver processes: running command:  ps -ef | grep  -e '/sybase/<SID>/' | grep  -e grep <SID> | grep syb<SID> | grep -v grep
[PID 1906612] execute:  Execute: /bin/csh -c "ps -ef | grep  -e '/sybase/<SID>/' | grep  -e '/bin/dataserver' | grep <SID> | grep syb<SID> | grep -v grep "
[PID 1906612] execute:  Running with pid 1906648
[PID 1906612] readOut:  Timeout: -1
[PID 1906612] readOut:  TerminateOnTimeout: false
[PID 1906612] readOut:  Missing '}'.
[PID 1906612] readOut:  Missing '}'.
[PID 1906612] readOut:  NF: Undefined variable.
[PID 1906612] wait:  Process 1906648 exited with rc=1
[PID 1906612] readOut:  Pipe has closed
[PID 1906612] readOut:  Process finished
[PID 1906612] checkServerProcessesShell:  dataserver processes found.
[PID 1906612] si_code = -6
[PID 1906612] Sending process ID = 1906612
[PID 1906612] Real user ID of sending process = 0
[PID 1906612] ------------------ C-STACK ----------------------



  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16
  • SAP Host Agent


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0 ; SAP ERP 6.0


KBA , BC-DB-SYB , Business Suite on Adaptive Server Enterprise , Problem

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