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2535445 - database recovery hangs - SAP ASE for BS / BW on Windows


  • SAP ASE database is not starting on Microsoft Windows VM.
  • recovery seems to hang after 'roll forward message':
    • server Roll forward transaction '$systsflush'.
    • server Roll forward transaction '$systsflush'.
  • After ASE reboot recovery is stuck and not moving during REDO phase
  • Following error messages are reported in the Windows Event log:
    • {Delayed Write Failed} Windows was unable to save all the data for the file E:\sybase\SID\sapdata_2\SID_data_002.dat; the data has been lost. This error may be caused if the device has been removed or the media is write-protected.
  • Database load from backup fails with:
    • ...
    • Backup Server: Database EP1: 234475088 kilobytes (86%) LOADED.
    • Backup Server: [105] Error for database/archive device while working on stripe device 'F:\BACKUP\SID\SID.DB.20170914.193751.000'.
    • The i/o WriteFile call failed for device E:\sybase\SID\sapddata_... at offset 77800407040 for size 65536 bytes. Operating system error message:
    • The requested operation could not be completed due to a file system limitation
    • Msg 8009, Level 16, State 1:
    • Server 'SID', Line 1:
    • Error encountered by Backup Server.  Please refer to Backup Server messages for details.



  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.7 for Business Suite (BS) and Business Warehouse (BW)
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 16.0 for Business Suite (BS) and Business Warehouse (BW)
  • SAP NetWeaver (NW) - All versions 
  • Microsoft Windows


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 ; SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0 ; SAP NetWeaver all versions


  •  Windows Event, performance, slow, ASE hang, sybase hung, database recovery, compression, compress, disk space, database load
, KBA , BC-DB-SYB , Business Suite on Adaptive Server Enterprise , How To

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