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Sysam problem - started after disk ran out of space PB 12.5.1

PB was working fine all morning.  I got a notification that i ran out of disk space.  so i cleared out space to get 4 GB back (standard disk clean up tool with option to clear out the system files too)

Starting PB I now get:

Failed to initialize SySAM licensing.

PowerBuilder is shutting down.

A mandatory property is missing.

Anyone know how to fix this?  I don't even get a chance to try to reapply the license.

It does say that you should turn logging ON.  I did that.

in the log is has:

2015/09/16 22:05:27  Checked out license for 1 PowerBuilder (2010.12250/permanent/.....

License Verified

then it has:

PB-SyLAPI Heartbeat Thread - terminated

2015/09/16 22:05:28  Checked in license for 1 PowerBuilder (2010.12250/permanent/...).

--SySAM/SyLAPI Terminated--

Former Member
Former Member replied

Hi Mike;

What I would suggest is

a) Try this first ...

  • Locate in C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Sybase\PowerBuilder 12.5
  • Right click on the file and select "Properties".
  • Click on the "Previous Versions" tab. Wait a bit until the File Versions box is populated.
  • Select a version from a restore point when you knew PB to be working OK and then click the RESTORE button.
  • PB should start normally

b) Try this second  ...

  • Your file (in C:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Local\Sybase\PowerBuilder 12.5) might be corrupted...
  • Try to replace it with the one from C:\Program Files (x86)\Sybase\PowerBuilder 12.5


Regards ... Chris

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