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Jun 05, 2013 at 05:12 PM

Problem when installing NetWeaver 2004 on MaxDB

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Hello,

my goal is to create a lightweight SAP installation, which could be used in a VM on a slow computer.

Therefore I have decided to go for NetWeaver 2004 and use MaxDB.

The installation went fine. After sapinst finished, I've noticed, that SAP is not running. I tried to start it, but:

Database start failed

# cat startdb.log

------------------------------ Wed Jun 5 19:04:33 CEST 2013

LOGFILE FOR STARTING DATABASE

Trying to start database ...

------------------------------ Wed Jun 5 19:04:33 CEST 2013

Checking required environment variables

SAPSYSTEMNAME is >N04<

Start database with xuserkey >c<

------------------------------ Wed Jun 5 19:04:33 CEST 2013

Connect to the database to check the database state

dbmcli: connect check finished with return code: 0

Database not available

------------------------------ Wed Jun 5 19:04:34 CEST 2013

Starting XServer

12798 NISERVER server started.

INFO: Starting x_server will start x_niserver automatically

12902 XSERVER started, 'X32/LINUX 7.5.0 Build 032-121-111-699'

------------------------------ Wed Jun 5 19:04:34 CEST 2013

Starting database

Starting Database Instance...

Error! XUser not found!

Opening Database...

Error! XUser not found!

------------------------------ Wed Jun 5 19:04:34 CEST 2013

Connect to the database to verify the database is now open

dbmcli check finished with return code: 0

Database start failed

I recalled, that during the sapinst steps, there was nothing like Installing the DB software or Importing the DB,

as it can be seen in NetWeaver 7.0 for example. I went through the NetWeaver 2004 installation guide, but I

didn't find almost nothing about DB installation... No luck either on google!! They only explain how to install

MaxDB if not used with SAP.

Does the DB has to be installed in advance (like an installation on MSSQL) and if yes - what would be the

procedure for doing that ?

Thanks a lot for your great help!