1903030 - Get 'bad magic number' when load user database into older - ASE | SAP Knowledge Base Article

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1903030 - Get 'bad magic number' when load user database into older - ASE


  • Loading 15.7 database dump into 15.0.2 (this occurs when loading any new version of ASE to an older version of ASE)  receiving following BackupServer errors:
  • Backup Server session id is: 5. Use this value when executing the 'sp_volchanged' system stored procedure after fulfilling any volume change request from the Backup Server.
    Backup Server: Dumpfile name 'dump_file_name' section number 1 mounted on disk file '/path/filename'
    Backup Server: Volume validation error: bad magic number m, expected USTH.
    Msg 8009, Level 16, State 1:
    Server 'xxxxxx', Line 1:
    Error encountered by Backup Server. Please refer to Backup Server messages for details.
    Aug 22 08:59:47 2014 Backup Server: 'path/filename': volume not valid or not requested (server: , session id: 5.)
    Aug 22 08:59:47 2014 Backup Server: Unrecoverable I/O or volume error. This DUMP or LOAD session must exit.
  • Error message ("bad magic number”) does not clearly communicate the underlying reason for the load failure.



Database dump taken from

  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.7

and is being loaded into...

  • Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.5
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.0.x
  • Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 12.5.x


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


bad magic number, backward compatibility, restore, archive , KBA , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , How To

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