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Hello All,

On my first trial upgrade from 46C to ECC 5.0 I have been stuck in the START_SHDI_FIRST phase for a week. The shadow instance would not start but I got it started this morning. Now I restart the phase and I get this message in the log:

Internal error, connect parameters are not set correctly.

'startsap' request is to shadow instance,

but connect parameters aren't.

Set environment for standard connect:

ENV: dbs_d4a_schema=SAPR3

ENV: auth_shadow_upgrade=0

In the shadow instance profile the parameter value is set

auth/shadow_upgrade = 1

I can’t be sure that I did not do something to corrupt the process, but has anyone seen this problem and solved it.

Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


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    Jul 28, 2006 at 06:23 AM

    Hi Pat,

    hope you didn't smash anything now ...

    First question:

    Why do you go to ECC5 and not ECC6 ?

    But then:

    I would logon with the sidofr and try the following without restarting the upgrade:

    R3UP UPGDIR('/usr/sap/put') PARMLIST('stopshd')

    R3UP UPGDIR('/usr/sap/put') PARMLIST('startshd')

    Does this work somehow ? If not, you have to analyze the logs (in the joblog, in spoolfiles and last but not least in the work directory of the shadow instance.

    Then I would suggest to start the shadow instance and restart r3up - then it will just run through this phase.



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      Thanks Volker;

      The Upgrade process did continue. Why is it always such a simple fix? Anyway… I have ECC 6.0 on my desk awaiting some new/fast hardware and I had started the ECC 5.0 to gain experience before attending the Upgrade class.

      Have you considered presenting a WEBINAR (or whatever they are called) for the iSeries upgrade covering troubleshooting? I would guess you could get a few of us to subscribe. I certainly do not find the logs of any help so far.

      Best Regards,