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Good morning

I'm upgrading the EA-FINSERV from 600 to 604 and this activity is like an upgrade using the same tool .

I didn't have problem during the prepare but at the end of this before downtime in phase MAIN_DTTRANS/STOPSAP_TRANS! an error occurs:

Last error code set: Process 'sapcontrol' exited with 1, see '/sapmnt/M1E/tempexp/EHPI/abap/log/SAPehpi.ECO

looking the SAPehpi.ECO i have the error:


EXECUTING /usr/sap/M1E/DVEBMGS48/exe/sapcontrol (/usr/sap/M1E/DVEBMGS48/exe/sapcontrol) -prot NI_HTTP -host mo1r3db -nr 48 -function StopWait 10000 10

23.03.2010 07:41:58


FAIL: NIECONN_REFUSED (Connection refused), NiRawConnect failed in plugin_fopen()

Process with ID 3913 terminated with status 1


Reexecuting the same program on OS Sun Solaris i have the same error:


sapcontrol -prot NI_HTTP -nr 48 -host mo1r3db -function StopWait 10000 10

23.03.2010 08:23:27


FAIL: NIECONN_REFUSED (Connection refused), NiRawConnect failed in plugin_fopen()


I don't understand why and i didn't find any solution ....the system is open now

but i can't go in downtime phase for this error. any workaround or solution? thanks


EHP4 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 / NW7.01 on Sun Solaris

Oracle all fixed last patches

kernel 7.01 level 81

Former Member replied

Hi NIcola,

When i faced this problem, i cleanly brought my instance down and then i was able to proceed ahead.

Try this, check if sapstartsrv is up and running for your instance ? if not start it. if it is running then stop it, make a cleanipc run and then start the sapstartsrv again.sometimes it happens that sapcontrol is not able to communicate with the sapstartsrv and this causes the problem.

check and let me know.



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