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2359499 - Message 5072 'cannot remove first 256 pages' when running alter database OFF - ASE

Symptom

  • Running command 'alter database off' to shrink a database
  • Returns message 5072 : 
Msg 5072, Level 16, State 1:
Server 'SID', Line 1:
ALTER DATABASE cannot remove the first 256 pages of a database.

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Environment

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE). Not version specific.

Product

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 ; SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0

Keywords

"shrink database" , "shrink db" , "alter off" , 5702 , "error 5702" , "message 5702" , "msg 5702", "alter database off" , KBA , BC-DB-SYB , SAP Business Suite on Sybase ASE Database Platform , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , Problem

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