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Reg:SAPOSCOL is not running

Hi Experts,

am facing an error while starting the saposcol in one of our systems.


>saposcol -l

can not open logfile '/usr/sap/tmp/dev_coll.tmp' failed... use stderri

04:40:50 12.04.2009 ERROR: cannot open log file /usr/sap/tmp/dev_coll.tmp

04:40:50 12.04.2009 ERROR: Make sure directory /usr/sap/tmp exists or specify DIR_PERF

04:40:50 12.04.2009 ERROR: in profile and run saposcol pf=<profile>


Kindly help me resolve the issue

Thanks in advance



Edited by: venu kamidi on Apr 12, 2009 1:50 PM

Edited by: venu kamidi on Apr 12, 2009 1:55 PM


Hello Venu

Are you having more than one SAP instances on this host ?

As seen by owners (smdadm and hrpadm) of two files:

-rw-r----- 1 smdadm sapsys Apr 08 08:35 dev_coll.tmp

saposcol owner and permissions as...

-rwsr-x--- 1 hrpadm sapsys May 01 2008 saposcol

so in which exe directory you are looking for saposcol exe ? i mean which SID ?

if SMD is also there a SAP instance on your host, then what is the owner/permission of that saposcol exe

ok, now as per Note 726094 - Starting SAPOSCOL without root authorization, remove all three files dev_coll, dev_coll.tmp and coll.put but keep a backup of these 3 files, say you can save them in the same directory with names like dev_coll_bkp...

and then start saposcol with user sidadm which is the owner of saposcol exe

and then start saposcol



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