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2465247 - Process running 'alter database' blocked by other spid - SAP ASE


  • Process running 'alter database' blocked by other process running 'dump database' or 'dump transaction'
  • Auto-expansion is enabled and appears to not have worked
  • Queries and outputs below show how to identify processes :

select spid, dbid, starttime, name from master.. syslogshold

spid    dbid   starttime                      name
------   ------   ----------------------------  -------------
 123         4  Apr 01 2017  2:00PM  $dmpxact

select spid, blocked as 'Blocked By', status, cmd, tran_name from master..sysprocesses
where blocked != 0 or cmd like "DUMP%"

spid   Blocked By  status         cmd                                 tran_name
------  ---------------  --------------  --------------------------------  ----------
 123                  0   sleeping     DUMP TRANSACTION  $dmpxact
 456              123   lock sleep  ALTER DATABASE         NULL



SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE). Not version specific.


SAP NetWeaver 7.4


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