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Recovery using Pipes

Dear MaxDB Guru's

I am trying to restore a maxdb database from one server to another server using Windows Pipes.

I am following the steps exactly as per SAP note 489615. and after following the note.


1. I start the complete full database backup on the Primary system on the Pipe medium


2. Then I start the recovery on the Standby system --> during recovery I select "recovery with initialization".


But it gives me error on both primary and standby.

Primary database error message :

Job 1 (Backup / Restore Medium Task) [executing] WaitingT565 Result=3700

                         10880 ERR     -24778 DBMSrv   Error in backup task occured, Error code 3700 "hostfile_error"

                         10880 ERR     -24778 DBMSrv   124,write on medium \\.\pipe\DX1 failed:232

2016-02-07 08:11:40      10880 INF          2 DBMSrvCo A DBM Server client connection was released (client process has process ID 11288 on computer SAPDX1DBS1).

2016-02-07 08:11:40      10880 INF          1 DBMKnl   Sending an administrative statement to the database

                         10880 INF          8 DBMKnl   Statement:  SAVE DATA CANCEL

2016-02-07 08:11:40      10880 ERR          3 DBMKnl   Received the result of an administrative statement from the database

                         10880 ERR          9 DBMKnl   Statement:  SAVE DATA CANCEL

                         10880 ERR         10 DBMKnl   Returncode: -104

                         10880 ERR          5 DBMKnl   Errortext:  DBM command impossible at this time

Standby database Error:

Sending an administrative statement to the database

                          3828 INF          8 DBMKnl   Statement:  CREATE INSTANCE WITH RESTORE DATA FROM '\\sapdx1dbs1\pipe\DX1' PIPE  BLOCKSIZE 8 MEDIANAME 'Remote_pipe_DX1'

2016-02-07 08:08:32       3828 ERR          3 DBMKnl   Received the result of an administrative statement from the database

                          3828 ERR          9 DBMKnl   Statement:  CREATE INSTANCE WITH RESTORE DATA FROM '\\sapdx1dbs1\pipe\DX1' PIPE  BLOCKSIZE 8 MEDIANAME 'Remote_pipe_DX1'

                          3828 ERR         10 DBMKnl   Returncode: -2008

                          3828 ERR          5 DBMKnl   Errortext:  Data area too small

2016-02-07 08:08:32       3828 ERR     -24580 DBMSrv   ERR_COMMAND_FAILED: Command 'db_activate' has ended and failed with return code -24988.

                          3828 ERR     -24988 DBMSrv   ERR_SQL: SQL error

                          3828 ERR     -24778 DBMSrv   -2008,Data area too small

                          3828 ERR     -24778 DBMSrv   6,Data recovery failed

                          3828 ERR     -24778 DBMSrv   7,Data area too small.

                          3828 ERR     -24778 DBMSrv   Servertask Info: because Error in backup task occured

                          3828 ERR     -24778 DBMSrv   Job 1 (Backup / Restore Medium Task) [executing] WaitingT79 Result=3310

                          3828 ERR     -24778 DBMSrv   Error in backup task occured, Error code 3310 "devsize_too_small"

2016-02-07 08:12:46       3828 INF          2 DBMSrvCo A DBM Server client connection was released (client process has process ID 5356 on computer SAPCX1DBS3).

2016-02-07 08:12:46       3828 INF          1 DBMKnl   Sending an administrative statement to the database

                          3828 INF          8 DBMKnl   Statement:  RESTORE DATA CANCEL

2016-02-07 08:12:46       3828 ERR          3 DBMKnl   Received the result of an administrative statement from the database

                          3828 ERR          9 DBMKnl   Statement:  RESTORE DATA CANCEL

                          3828 ERR         10 DBMKnl   Returncode: -104

                          3828 ERR          5 DBMKnl   Errortext:  DBM command impossible at this time

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    Feb 07, 2016 at 07:19 AM

    Hi, The problem is solved, I have to add more data volumes on the Target which matches the source data volumes

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