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2591190 - HANA failed to start with error: FAIL: NIECONN_REFUSED (Connection refused)


  1. Command 'HDB start' failed with below error:

FAIL: NIECONN_REFUSED (Connection refused), NiRawConnect failed in plugin_fopen()
  1. sapcontrol commands also failed with error 'FAIL: NIECONN_REFUSED (Connection refused)'
  2. service sapstartsrv was not running, checked by command 'ps -ef | grep sapstartsrv'

  3. From OS log file /var/log/messages, find error occurred during HANA startup, similar as below.

2018-01-17T09:09:21.609669+00:00 <host name> SAP<SID>_<Instance number>[7233]: Unable to change to Directory /usr/sap/<SID>/D00/work. (Error 2 No such file or directory)



  • HANA Platform 1.0
  • HANA Platform 2.0


SAP HANA 1.0, platform edition ; SAP HANA, platform edition 2.0


start failed; NIECONN_REFUSED; sapcontrol; sapstartsrv; instance profile; HANA startup; NiRawConnect failed in plugin_fopen(); , KBA , HAN-DB , SAP HANA Database , Problem

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