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1789865 - Database does not start due to wrong file permissions


In SAP MaxDB/liveCache, when calling DBM command you get the error:

RTE_CallSdbStarter(): Must be called by root or effective user xxx
effective group xxx Error! Connection failed to node (local) for
database (no dbname):
Reading header from pipe:closed by server


if you try to start the X server you get the error:

$ x_server start
Bad path '/sapdb/programs/bin/x_server'
 Wanted (UserId 90144, GroupId 14109, Mode 106555 '-r-sr-sr-x')
 Got    (UserId 90144, GroupId 14109, Mode 100777 '-rwxrwxrwx')
RTE_CallSdbStarter(): Wrong ownership for own program absolute path




OS platforms:

  • All Unix platforms(AIX, HP-UX, SOLARIS, Linux, etc..)

 Database Versions:

  • SAP MaxDB/liveCache 7.6
  • SAP MaxDB/liveCache 7.7
  • SAP MaxDB/liveCache 7.8
  • SAP MaxDB/liveCache 7.9



Maxdb, LiveCache, SDBVERIFY, RTE_CallSdbStarter, DBMCLI, start, permission, Live_cache, x_server, xserver, Bad_path, owership, UserId, GroupId , KBA , BC-DB-SDB , MaxDB , BC-DB-LVC , liveCache , Problem

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