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2249426 - Upgrade using sybhostctrl fails - SAP ASE for Business Suite


  • You are performing a major upgrade of SAP ASE from 15.7 to 16.0 using SAP Note 2162735.
  • Upgrade fails with an error message:

The device name, '', is already in use. Please enter a different name to avoid overwriting the existing device. Attribute 'master_device_physical_name' could not be set because '' is an invalid value.

  • The problem arises when the master device of the ASE server is not located in directory %SYBASE%\sybsystem\master.dat (e.g. when the ASE software has been installed on one drive, but the database device files including the system device files reside on a different drive)



  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.7 for Business Suite
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 16.0 SP02 PL03 and lower releases for Business Suite
  • Windows


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 ; SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.3


upgrade_bs_rdbms.bat, upgrade_bs_rdbms, master_device_physical_name , KBA , BC-DB-SYB , Business Suite on Adaptive Server Enterprise , Bug Filed

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