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Patch installation on SAP ASE 15.7 Developer Edition on Windows

Feb 28, 2017 at 11:47 AM

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Hi All,

Can I apply patches(SPs) on SAP ASE 15.7 Developer Edition on Windows box ?

Please state the steps or "How to " docs related to it.

Thank you!!

Regards

-pankaj

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Avinash Kothare Feb 28, 2017 at 07:13 PM
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As SAP customer you can see and download the patch bundle applicable to your h/w and OS platform.

A patch bundle has a set of files including

- manifest (list) of files,

- a file about bug fixes and CRs done and

- a file with steps to install.

Typically

If it is a cumulative patch (i.e everything included up to that point) then the steps to patch are same as a new install.

If it is incremental (rare ones or 1-offs) then a prior installation is expected.

As a safety measure before I apply the patch I would

- take full database backup of all user and system databases (excluding tempdb though)

- after shutting down the server take a cold file level back up of ASE install folder

Then apply the patch.

Restart the data server and backup server.

run the "install" set of scripts

Run the dbcc upgrade object for user databases

Watch out for errors in the ASE and SYB_BACKUP error logs and fix them.

HTH

Avinash

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Hi Avinash,

Can I have patch filename and Download location for SAP ASE 15.7 running on Windows x64 ?

Regards

-pankaj

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Hi Pankaj

You will need S-id and password

The SAP download site is bit confusing but these are the steps I went thru

https://support.sap.com/software.html

(needs S-ID and Password)

click on the "Software Downloads" picture button

SELECT SUPPORT PACKAGES & PATCHES (second option at the top tab)

SELECT BY CATEGORY Scroll down almost to end

SELECT Sybase Products

SELECT SAP ADAPTIVE SERVER ENTERPRISE

SELECT SYBASE ASE SERVER 15.7

SELECT MICROSOFT WINDOWS (from dropdown for OS)

I see 33 items for download (for Windows 64)

And the latest one I see is : ASESERV1570138P_0-20011145.ZIP EBF 26392: 15.7 SP138

The zip file should have all you need.

HTH

Avinash

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Hi Avinash,

I am only getting .SAR(ASEBS157SP138_0-20008025.SAR) files in the above category , couldn't find any .ZIP file as you suggested.

Can you please let me know what does this file mean, can I use it to patch the System ?

regards

-pankaj

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Pankaj

I have attached the screen clip. See if that helps.

For windows "zip" files make sense.

For Unix and Linux it will be a tar compressed archive with file extension called tgz

HTH

Avinash

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Thank you so much Avinash, for your restless effort on this thread !!

Meanwhile , .SAR file I used to patch the SAP Sybase ASE 15.7 SP101 to SP136 , and patch eventually applied successfully.

Only you need to have SAPCAR utility to extract this file extension , others same as .ZIP file.

with regards

-pankaj

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Cool.

Appreciate your inputs on "what fixed" it for you.

Also something to know and note about SAPCAR utility for me too !

Cheers.

Avinash

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