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3060929 - Stopsap command ends with error "stop of Instance failed"

Symptom

A "stopsap" script execution ends with the following error:

myServer:<sid>adm 01> stopsap r3
Checking <SID> Database
Database is running
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stopping the SAP instance D01
Shutdown-Log is written to /home/<SID>adm/stopsap_D01.log
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/usr/sap/<SID>/D01/exe/sapcontrol -prot NI_HTTP -nr 01 -function Stop
stop of Instance failed
 See /home/<SID>adm/stopsap_D01.log for details
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Detail error:
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07:10:01
stop of Instance failed


By checking "/home/<SID>adm/stopsap_D01.log" file, the following additional evidence can be found:


(...)
07:09:59
/usr/sap/<SID>/D01/exe/sapcontrol -prot NI_HTTP -nr 01 -function Stop

19.05.2021 07:09:59
Stop
FAIL: NIECONN_REFUSED (Connection refused), NiRawConnect failed in plugin_fopen()
(...)


It is confirmed that there is no sapstartsrv running for the affected instance.


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Environment

  • SAP Netweaver, release independent.
  • Startup services

Product

SAP NetWeaver all versions

Keywords

KBA , BC-CST-STS , Startup Service , Problem

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