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2996284 - Backups fails with " 'fork' call failed " message - SAP ASE


  • A database or transaction log dump fails
  • With messages including " 'fork' call failed " in the Backup Server log:

Backup Server: [0] The 'fork' call failed for database/archive device while working on stripe device '/path/db.dmp'
with error number 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable). Refer to your operating system documentation for further details.
Backup Server: Couldn't create multibuffering subprocess.



  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE)
  • Solaris OS 


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise all versions


KBA , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , How To

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