2491585 - DISK INIT cannot create a new device in a High Availability system - SAP ASE | SAP Knowledge Base Article

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2491585 - DISK INIT cannot create a new device in a High Availability system - SAP ASE

Symptom

  • In a High Availability system, you try to create a new device by DISK INIT command.
  • DISK INIT command does not raise any error, but the device does not exist.

1> disk init name = "testdb_dev", physname = "/work/devices/testdb_dev.dat", size = "50M"
2> go
1> sp_helpdevice testdb_dev
2> go
Msg 17610, Level 16, State 1:
Server 'ASE1', Procedure 'sp_helpdevice', Line 38:
No such i/o device exists.
(1 row affected)
(return status = 1)
1>

  • ASE errorlog shows the device was deactivated.

kernel  Initializing virtual device 5, '/work/devices/testdb_dev.dat' with dsync 'on'.
kernel  Virtual device 5 started using asynchronous i/o.
kernel  Initializing device /work/devices/testdb_dev.dat from offset 0 with zeros.
kernel  Finished initialization.
kernel  Deactivating virtual device 5, '/work/devices/testdb_dev.dat'.


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Environment

  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 SP50
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 SP110
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.5 ESD#5.4
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.0.3 ESD#4.4
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.5.4 ESD#11.2

Product

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

Keywords

DISK INIT, HA, High Availability, sp_companion, syb_hacmpkey, sysencryptkeys , KBA , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , How To

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