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Installation MaxDB 7.5 on Linux Red Hat 3


I want to install MaxDB 7.5 on Linux and when I execute SDBINST, the owner of MaxDB files is always an old user (ols installation of Maxdb, and user was deleted).

Where SDBINST found information for this old user (sqdtya below) ?

existing profiles:

0: Server


2: Runtime For SAP AS


4: DB Analyzer

5: Loader

6: all

7: none

please enter profile id: 6

starting preparing phase of package Base 32 bit


unknown user - create "sqdtya" on local machine? (y/n

And I can't change this user, and I can't found where is this information.

Can you help me ?

Best regards,


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    May 16, 2006 at 04:48 PM

    Hello Bernard,

    According your information, the register file /etc/opt/sdb

    is existing on the database server.

    Could you please provide more information, what was done on the

    database server.

    As you deleted the database software on the this server incorrectly.

    - How did you do it?

    - Do you have any database software installed on this server

    or the directory /sapdb is empty now?

    - Did you run 'sdbuninst -all' as root user?

    - Do you have another database instance installed on the server?

    If all(!) database software was deleted on the server, then please

    also delete the file ( directory /sapdb is empty ):



    /usr/spool/sql ( subdirectories )

    after that please repeat the database installation using SDBINST tool.

    Thank you and best regards, Natalia Khlopina

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hello Bernd,

      Thank you for the update.

      To delete the installed database software, it is recommended to drop database instance and run 'sdbuninst -all' as root user.

      The 'sdbuninst' tool is located in the <IndepProgPath>/bin directory.

      Best regards, Natalia Khlopina