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2288797 - Error "ufopen: Cannot allocate file I/O buffer" when executing a dump - SAP ASE


  • Execute a dump database or a dump transaction to a file fails.
  • SAP ASE configuration parameter enable dump history is set to 1.
  1. ASE errorlog, reports error:

ufopen: Cannot allocate file I/O buffer

  1. If the dump was planned in DBA Cockpit, this error can be seen from Jobs -> DBA Log:

Backup Server: Database <SID>: Verification reported 0 errors.
Backup Server: DUMP is complete (database <SID>).
ERROR: A call to %s failed while attempting to %s dump history file %s.

  1. If the dump was executed from an isql session, following error is displayed:

Msg 3186, Level 18, State 6:
Server '<SID>', Line 1:
A call to ufopen() failed while attempting to open dump history file /sybase/<SID>/ASE-1x_0/dumphist.



  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.7
    • ASE 15.7  for Business Suite
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 16.0 SP01 & SP02
    • ASE 16.0 SP01 & SP02 for Business Suite


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 ; SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0


ufopen, dump, "dump history file", 3186, "global fragment pool"
, KBA , BC-DB-SYB , Business Suite on Adaptive Server Enterprise , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , Problem

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