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2505162 - Error 905: Unable to allocate a DBTABLE descriptor to open database - SAP ASE

Symptom

  • When trying to add more databases or during recovery
  • We may get the following errors:

Error: 905, Severity: 17, State: 1
Unable to allocate a DBTABLE descriptor to open database 'XXXXXXXXX'. Close or drop another database before opening this one, or ask your System Administrator to raise the configuration parameter 'number of open databases'.
Error: 3419, Severity: 17, State: 1
Unable to proceed with the recovery of dbid <35> because of previous errors.
Continuing recovery with the next database.
Error: 905, Severity: 17, State: 1
Unable to allocate a DBTABLE descriptor to open database 'XXXXXXX'. Close or drop another database before opening this one, or ask your System Administrator to raise the configuration parameter 'number of open databases'.
Error: 3419, Severity: 17, State: 1
Unable to proceed with the recovery of dbid <36> because of previous errors.
Continuing recovery with the next database.

  • The database recovery will also fail sometimes.

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Environment

  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 15.7
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) 16.0

Product

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 ; SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0

Keywords

sufficient, required, concurrent , KBA , BC-SYB-ASE-CE , ASE Cluster Edition (Standalone) , 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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