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sybase ASE restore from a backup of a lower release

Hello expert,

is it possible to restore ASE from a backup taken with ASE 15.7 to a ASE 16?

Any special post action or command line to perform this?

Is it technically possible?

Former Member

Generally speaking: yes, this can be done


- ASE 16 and the ASE 15.7 dump must have the same pagesize, and ideally the same character set and sort order.

- if doing a cross platform dump-n-load (eg, little/endian => big/endian; big/endian => little endian) you'll need to run sp_post_xpload once the loaded database has been brought online

================== ASE 16

-- page size

select @@maxpagesize


-- character set and sort order




================== ASE 15.7 dump file (eg, name: ase157.dbdump.file)

-- obtain source database details (pagesize, character set, sort order);

-- does not load the database

load database mydb from "/dump/dir/path/ase157.dbdump.file"

with headeronly


-- in case you need to create your ASE 16 data and log segments in the

-- same size and order as on ASE 15.7; does not load the database;

-- cut-n-paste the output to a script file, edit to use ASE 16 server's

-- device name(s) and your target database's name (eg, 'mydb')

load database mydb from "/dump/dir/path/ase157.dbdump.file"

with listonly=create_sql



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