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2855663 - DB backup keeps failing with error "unable to create errorlog buffer semaphore" - SAP ASE on Solaris

Symptom

  • Database backup/ transaction backup keeps failing with the following error:

Backup Server: 4.128.2.1: Failed to start multibuffering subprocesses for archive device 'xxx'. Look at the Backup Server error log or standard error for more information.
Backup Server: 4.141.2.66: [0] The 'write' call failed for database/archive device while working on stripe device 'xxx' with error number 32 (Broken pipe). Refer to your operating system documentation for further details.
Backup Server Internal Error: 4.62.3.8: Multibuffering subprocesses died, archive xxx.
Msg 8009, Level 16, State 1:
Server 'xxx', Line 1:
Error encountered by Backup Server. Please refer to Backup Server messages for details.

  • Also the error below can be found in the Backup Server log:

A00: SYBMULTBUF ERROR: Internal error: unable to create errorlog buffer semaphore.
Backup Server: 4.128.2.1: Failed to start multibuffering subprocesses for archive device 'xxx'. Look at the Backup Server error log or standard error for more information.

  • Backup Server restart clears the error, but same error may be reported after some time.


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Environment

  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE)
  • Solaris

Product

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise all versions

Keywords

CR820354, CR#820354, 820354 , KBA , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , BC-SYB-ASE-CE , ASE Cluster Edition (Standalone) , Bug Filed

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