SAP Knowledge Base Article - Preview

2653950 - When DUMP DATABASE, ASE shows different behaviors based on the CAPACITY value specified


  • When you run DUMP DATABASE, you may observe diffrent behaviors based on the CAPACITY value specified. You want to know the reason. 

  • The following DUMP DATABASE SQL statement returns Syntax error:

    1> dump database model to '/etc/rmt/test' CAPACITY=2500000000,blocksize=2097152,file='test'
    2> go
    Msg 102, Level 15, State 181:
    Server 'ASE', Line 1:
    Incorrect syntax near '2500000000'.

  •  But the following SQL statement can be successful:

    1> dump database model to '/etc/rmt/test' CAPACITY=2000000000,blocksize=2097152,file='test'
    2> go
    Backup Server: The value of 'allocated pages threshold' has been set to 40%.
    Backup Server session id is: 14. Use this value when executing the 'sp_volchanged' system stored procedure after fulfilling any volume change request from the Backup Server.
    Backup Server: Creating new disk file /etc/rmt/test.

"Image/data in this KBA is from SAP internal systems, sample data, or demo systems. Any resemblance to real data is purely coincidental."



  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) all versions
  • UNIX environment


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 ; SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0 ; Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.5 ; Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.0 ; Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.5


Sybase, ASEServer, SAPASE, dataserver, backupserver , KBA , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , BC-SYB-ASE-CE , ASE Cluster Edition (Standalone) , How To

About this page

This is a preview of a SAP Knowledge Base Article. Click more to access the full version on SAP ONE Support launchpad (Login required).

Search for additional results

Visit SAP Support Portal's SAP Notes and KBA Search.