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2998070 - Dump fails with OS messages "The 'fork' call failed" - SAP ASE Backup Server


  • A database or transaction log dump fails
  • With a message containing the 'fork' call failed in the Backup Server log :

Backup Server: [0] The 'fork' call failed for database/archive device while working on stripe device '/dump/to/folder/MYDB.FULL.201112021021'
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) , Problem

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