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Problem importing database with Software Provisioning Manager


We have upgraded our BW system from 7.0 to 7.30 and the DB2 from 9.5 to 9.7.

For that reason we want to Export the database and import it on the same system again, to free up unused space in the database and make use of the new facilities offered in 9.7 on the table spaces.

I have generated an export of my DB2 database from your BW system (Sandbox) dropped the database and I’m now trying to import it back to the same system.

My problem is now, that the import of the database is failing during "Install database software"

I can’t understand, why it is trying to install the DB2 software since it is already installed.

According to the "System Copy Guide" it should only check and if the DB2 software has been installed it should skip this step!

I’m using the "Software Provisioning Manager" to do the job. (SWPM10SP02)

I have used SWPM to export/import the database:



Error installing DB2:

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DB2Error.gif (19.6 kB)
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  • Posted on May 24, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Hi Svend

    Check "localhost" entry in file /etc/hosts

    If it does not exist add it to that file localhost loopback

    if this does not work can you please upload the sapinst_dev.log

    Best Regards


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