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MaxDB upgrade / install hangs at inst_reg.

Good day

I have successfully installed MaxDB on Windows Server 2003 SP2.

When I try and upgrade or install 7.6.05 Build 009-123-191-997 it hangs when trying to register the instance and dbmsrv consumes almost 50% of the CPU


I have tried istalling as the domain admin and as the local administrator.

Here is the log from the wrk dir:

2008-10-02 12:06:09 0x00000404 INF        216 DBMSrv   DBM Server client connection (established at 2008-10-02 12:06:09): PID 968 on computer
2008-10-02 12:06:09 0x00000404 INF        283 DBMSrv   Command 'inst_reg -k "C:\Program Files\sdb\7605" ' is being executed.

If I check the registry the following key exists

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SAP\SAP DBTech\Installations\C:/Program Files/sdb/7605

If I install all packages except the Database Kernel it succeeds.

If I then try and install the Database Kernel I get the following error:

2008-10-02 12:35:54 0x00000c3c INF        283 DBMSrv   Command 'inst_reg -k "C:\Program Files\sdb\7605" ' is being executed.
2008-10-02 12:35:58 0x00000c3c ERR     -24913 DBMSrv   ERR_SERVICEDB: Cannot register service database instance for .M760509
                    0x00000c3c ERR     -24832 DBMSrv   ERR_SHMNOTAVAILABLE: Shared memory not available
                    0x00000c3c ERR     -24686 DBMSrv   ERR_SHMNOCLEANUP: Could not cleanup the DBM server Shared Memory
                    0x00000c3c ERR     -24827 DBMSrv   ERR_SHMALLOCFAILED: ID C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\sdb\data\wrk\.M760509.dbm.shm, requested size 81
2008-10-02 12:35:58 0x00000c3c ERR     -24580 DBMSrv   ERR_COMMAND_FAILED: Command 'inst_reg' has ended and failed with return code -24913.
                    0x00000c3c ERR     -24913 DBMSrv   ERR_SERVICEDB: Cannot register service database instance for C:\Program Files\sdb\7605
2008-10-02 12:35:58 0x00000c3c INF        226 DBMSrv   DBM Server client disconnected: PID 2912 on computer

I have successfully upgraded / installed on other PCs with the same version of Windows.


Bradley Patchett

Former Member
Former Member replied


please not that you must not use the dbmsrv.exe that I sent you for other purposes than testing.

Concerning the installation problem: This is fixed now, your new problems are not related to it. You can monitor the fixing of the installation problem [here|].

Concerning the auto_extend problem (your 1st try):

It seems as if the host name "localhost" is not defined on sunflower. Please check file C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts (or equivalent). It must contain this line:       localhost

Please try

dbmcli -d MAXDB1 -u <user>,<pass> -n localhost

both before and after modifying the hosts file.

Concerning the load_systab problem (your 2nd try):

The environment variables TMP resp. TEMP don't seem to be set for the user account that runs the dbmsrv.exe. Please set them and make them point to a directory, where this user accour may read/write/execute.

If these proposals don't help, please open a new thread as this one is about a hanging installation...



Edited by: Marc-Philip Werner on Oct 28, 2008 11:58 AM

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