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 SAP Can't start application server

 Posted by Bryan Abrams

I can't find any information that is relevant to my specific situation. Around a month ago I had created my own application server which has become my local development machine. The tutorial I followed was available here: https://blogs.sap.com/2016/11/03/sap-nw-as-abap-7.50-sp2-developer-edition-to-download-consise-installation-guide/

This has been working fine until this morning. Last night I shut SAP down using stopsap and shutdown the VM via shutdown -h 0. When I used startsap this morning it hung infinitely when trying to start the database.

linux-nsts:npladm 92> startsap
Checking syb Database
Database is not avaliable via R3Trans
------------------------------------------
starting database NPL ...
Log file: /sybase/NPL/startdb.log

Checking that log file I find the following messages:

------------------------------ Thu Jul 6 09:35:22 CEST 2017
/usr/sap/NPL/SYS/exe/run/startdb was killed or interrupted. Terminating. 

In the trace file in the home directory

Running /usr/sap/SYS/exe/run/startdb 
DB startup failed

I can't find any other articles that are relevant to my situation. My host file is perfectly fine and the IP can be pinged. I only have one linux user, npladm for starting SAP. The only other command I could find was R3trans but I'm not sure if this would be the right program in this instance.

linux-nsts:npladm 7> R3trans -d
This is R3trans version 6.25 (release 745 - 30.10.15 - 12:47:42 ).
unicode enabled version
2EETW169 no connect possible: "DBMS - SYBASE --- "
R3trans finished (0012)

As for the operating system itself I'm not aware to any changes I could have made that could have caused this. The only command I run on the server is startsap and stopsap.

I'm out of ideas where to look, can anybody offer advice?

EDIT: The license for SYBASE expired and it needed to be updated in my case. There is a link in the tutorial explaining how to switch it and where to download a new one.

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 Posted by Bryan Abrams

I stumbled upon by accident the folder /sybase and found a number of log files in there. My server isn't starting because my database no longer has a license. It expired today, actually.

https://mdocs.sap.com/mcm/public/v1/open?shr=dRhHsVYVLc5c1UDveogwtXBdL9m82JccRlvvBXO6K5Q

00:0000:00000:00000:2017/07/06 10:08:09.37 kernel  SySAM: Using licenses from: /sybase/NPL/SYSAM-2_0/licenses/SYBASE_ASE_DE.lic:/sybase/NPL/SYSAM-2_0/licenses/SYBASE_ASE_TestDrive.lic:/sybase/NPL/SYSAM-2_0/licenses/SYBASE_ASE_XE.lic
00:0000:00000:00000:2017/07/06 10:08:09.42 kernel  SySAM: Failed to obtain license(s) for ASE_CORE feature from license file(s) or server(s).
00:0000:00000:00000:2017/07/06 10:08:09.42 kernel  SySAM: Licenses exist for ASE, but a license containing the configured (PE=EE;LT=AC) attributes could not be obtained. Verify that ASE is configured to use the correct type of license, and either reconfigure; or generate and deploy the desired license from the Sybase Product Download Center.
00:0000:00000:00000:2017/07/06 10:08:09.42 kernel  SySAM: Feature has expired.
00:0000:00000:00000:2017/07/06 10:08:09.42 kernel  SySAM: License feature name:  ASE_CORE
00:0000:00000:00000:2017/07/06 10:08:09.42 kernel  SySAM: Expire date:   30-jun-2017
00:0000:00000:00000:2017/07/06 10:08:09.42 kernel  SySAM: License search path:   /sybase/NPL/SYSAM-2_0/licenses/SYBASE_ASE_DE.lic:/sybase/NPL/SYSAM-2_0/licenses/SYBASE_ASE_TestDrive.lic:/sybase/NPL/SYSAM-2_0/licenses/SYBASE_ASE_XE.lic:
00:0000:00000:00000:2017/07/06 10:08:09.42 kernel  SySAM: FlexNet Licensing error:-10,32
00:0000:00000:00000:2017/07/06 10:08:09.42 kernel  SySAM: For further information, refer to the Sybase Software Asset Management website at http://www.sybase.com/sysam
00:0000:00000:00000:2017/07/06 10:08:09.42 kernel  There is no valid license for ASE server product. Installation date is not found or installation grace period has expired. Server will not boot.

Comments
 Posted by Sector3
thats funny....

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Link: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/44942733/sap-cant-start-application-server



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