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Cannot start AS Java

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to upgrade my SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1 EHP1 (32b) to SP05.

Unfortunately, during deplyment, just after the one of JVM components (from to, the procedure is trying to restart AS Java unsuccessfully. Result is that the deployment cannot proceed properly.

I tried to restart AS java by myself, but from log (down here) it seems the start of java.exe is exceeding the whatchdog timeout, then it is skipped:


[Jun 13, 2011 10:36:35 PM] * Synchronizing native files...

[Jun 13, 2011 10:37:19 PM] Synchronizing file [D:\usr\sap\CE1\J00\j2ee\os_libs\] ... done. Size: 23 MiB / 24120426 bytes

[Jun 13, 2011 10:37:24 PM] Synchronizing file [D:\usr\sap\CE1\J00\j2ee\os_libs\jmon.dll] ... done. Size: 1672 KiB / 1712128 bytes

[Jun 13, 2011 10:37:25 PM] Synchronizing file [D:\usr\sap\CE1\J00\j2ee\os_libs\sapbiado.dll] ... done. Size: 100 KiB / 102400 bytes

[Jun 13, 2011 10:38:56 PM] Mon Jun 13 22:38:56 CEST 2011 Thread [Watchdog for main] initiated a full thread dump due to: Watchdog timeout

[Jun 13, 2011 10:38:57 PM] Component: [internal/unkown] of type [unkown]

Message: [Exception occurred:] No progress was recorded since [ Mon Jun 13 22:51:33 CEST 2011]. Check the DB and FS state. In case you are using MAXDB ensure that the log/data volumes are not full.




[Jun 13, 2011 10:38:57 PM] [Bootstrap]> Watchdog timeout


Maybe, my server is very slow, where I can configure Watchdog timeout? (it's not depending from the timelimit prompted after pressing start option).

What can be other reasons to my issue?


best regards

Former Member
Former Member replied


Possible reason:


< I031257 NOV/19/08 >----

Phase DEPLOY_ONLINE_DEPL: Timeout During AS Java Restart

On slow/loaded systems, the DEPLOY_ONLINE_DEPL phase might fail due to a timeout during AS Java restart. This restart can take several hours as during this time portal applications are updated. If this restart takes longer than expected (3h), the Software Update Manager stops with an error.

To complete the update process, wait for the AS Java restart in SAFE mode to finish and then resume SUM. If the system is still in SAFE mode after the update process completes, apply SAP Note 1267123.

Also I recommend you to check free space in database.

Best Regards,


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