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IDES Installation - Database Instance for MS SQL


I preveously posted this topic twice in the wrong area of the froum. So I just try again with little bit more knowledge. The problems I had (see history below) seem to be a run time problem (it only took really long). Now it ended up with the error that the startsap.exe could not be started (returncode -1). What could be the reason for that <b>?</b>

Actually I think I have also a hardware problem. I was not able to find information about the needed HD space. In one SAP note I read that for the IDES on MS SQL 60 GB are needed. I do also have a problem with the topic database file configuration! How this is done in general and what about the files sizes <b>?</b>

Thanks for any help concerning the installation of the database instance.

BR, Volker


I want to install a IDES 2004 R1 / Netweaver 2004.

I am working on WIN 2003 Enterprise Server with a MS SQL DB. The Central Instance installation ended successfully. I get in trouble with the DB Instance installation:

<b>--></b> The data to be filled in the sapinst tool was possible, the installation stops at the process step: MS SQL Database Layout. In the log the last Phase is "Setting up Server Phase" and the last two informations after are "Creating Directory", one for data and one for the log. In the explorer they are to see. In the data directory is even a file *.mdf.

Anybody who could tell me what I have to do for the installation ?

Thanks in advance,


One more note: The information in the footer line of the Installation Wizard says: "Creating database <DB> / this can take a while ...

The while is a never ending while ...

Message was edited by: Volker Lehari8

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    Posted on Sep 28, 2005 at 11:12 AM

    Hei guys,

    the reason why the installation did not continue was the fact that the dispatch+work process didn't started correct. Why it finally did after many reasons I couldn't find out 100% - searching in the SAP notes helped to only try a restart.

    So after this I continued (new start of sapinst with "Continue installation") was leading to a success. This was a difficult birth.

    Still the question about the needed database space is in my head ! ?? !

    BR, Volker

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