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How long should I expect NW04S Sneak Preview installation steps to take?

I am (as we speak) installing Sneak Preview NW04s. It has been on the "Database Server Software Installation" step for a couple of hours. Is this to be expected, or is it truly hung? If it's hung, what should I do/look for to find out what caused the problem? For instance, I found setup exes for MaxDB SQL Studio and MaxDB Database Manager - should I have run those before starting the NW04s install?

It doesn't look like much is going on: CPU util. is averaging around 5%, no paging, nothing happening on the network. The Task Progress screen shows "Task is running" and "Phase is in prgress."

Can anyone give me a ROM estimate of installation times for the various steps running XP SP2 on 2GB 3.5 GHz pc with fairly fast hard drives? I just want to know when/if to pull the plug on this thing. We type A's get antsy really quickly!

Here's the last entry (timestamped about 2 hours ago) that I find in sapinst.log:

Execution of preprocess block of |NW_ABAP_OneHost|ind|ind|ind|ind|0|0|NW_CreateDB|ind|ind|ind|ind|9|0|NW_ADA_DB|ind|ind|ind|ind|6|0|Sdb_ServerSoftware_Dialogs|ind|ind|ind|ind|0|0|Sdb_ServerSoftware|ind|ind|ind|ind|0|0 Step CheckExistingServerSW returns FALSE.

And here's the last set of entries in sdbinst.log:

starting installation phase of package PCR 7300


start real extraction of "C:/SAP_NW04s/MaxDB_7.6.0_RDBMS_Installations/MAXDB_WINDOWS_I386/PCR7300.TGZ"

extracting: drwxrwxr-x 0 2005-06-02 07:29:28 runtime/

extracting: drwxrwxr-x 0 2005-06-02 07:29:28 runtime/7300/

extracting: drwxrwxr-x 0 2005-06-02 07:29:28 runtime/7300/bin/

extracting: -rwxrwxr-x 57680 2005-05-18 12:32:39 runtime/7300/bin/irconf.exe

extracting: -rwxrwxr-x 248672 2005-05-23 11:12:47 runtime/7300/bin/irtrace.exe

extracting: drwxrwxr-x 0 2005-06-02 07:29:28 runtime/7300/pgm/

extracting: -rwxrwxr-x 640624 2005-05-19 13:30:49 runtime/7300/pgm/libpcr.dll

extracting: drwxrwxr-x 0 2005-06-02 07:29:28 runtime/7300/Support/

extracting: drwxrwxr-x 0 2005-06-02 07:29:28 runtime/7300/Support/Mapfiles/

extracting: -rw-rw-r-- 296245 2004-05-29 00:59:25 runtime/7300/Support/Mapfiles/

extracting: drwxrwxr-x 0 2005-06-02 07:29:28 runtime/7300/symbols/

extracting: -rw-rw-r-- 241336 2004-05-29 00:59:26 runtime/7300/symbols/libpcr.dbg

checking unpacked archive... ok


Message was edited by: David Jenkins

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