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1680002 - Failed to start / stop JobService when try to start / stop the Data Services Job Service


  • Five to ten minutes after starting the Server Manager, you still receive messages that the AL_JobService is in active mode.
  • After starting the Server Manager, the menu does not appear.
  • The AL_JobService log states that the server configuration is active when the Server Manager is not running.
  • Job Servers, Access Servers, or the AL_JobService continue to run after you stop the Data Services service.
  • Error in svrmgr when starting Data Services Job Service:

Checking for existence of AL_JobService...
Starting AL_JobService. This may take several seconds.  Please Wait!!!
Failed to start JobService. Check $LINK_DIR/log/error_JobService.log for more information.

  • Error in $LINK_DIR/log/error_JobService.log:

SYSTEM : ERROR: An INSTANCE of al_jobservice already Running.. Exiting!!



  • SAP Data Services 4.x
  • Supported versions of UNIX/Linux


SAP Data Services all versions


BODS , DS , jobserver not responding , fails , doesn't , won't stop , lock , kill process , start/stop jobservice , Back to sleep , KBA , EIM-DS-SVR , Administration/Server , Problem

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