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Upgrade of NW 6.40 to NW04sSR1 7.00: Error in EXTRACTKRN_PRE


I'm trying to upgrade from NW04 (6.40) to NW04s SR1 (7.00).

Currently I am at Parameter Input phase of PREPARE.

System Details :


Source System

SAP Release : WAS-ABAP 6.40 + BW 3.5

DB Version : Max-DB 7.5 Build 27

OS Version : Suse Linux-9 (Kernel2.

Target System

SAP Release : WAS-ABAP 7.00 + BW 7.0

DB Version : Max-DB 7.6 Build 18

OS Version : Suse Linux-9 (Kernel2. + Glibc-2.3.3-98.61)


I keep on getting this error in the Parameter Input module:

ERROR: Extraction of "/sapdb/cds/netweaver2004s/Ker_NW2004sSR1/KN_LINUX_I386_AUPG/DBINDEP/SAPEXE.SAR" to "/usr/sap/put/exe"

failed. Check log file CAR.SAV for error message.

the Details of CAR.SAV files are as follows:-


EXECUTING /usr/sap/put/tools/SAPCAR (/usr/sap/put/tools/SAPCAR) -xf /sapdb/cds/netweaver2004s/Ker_NW2004sSR1/KN_LINUX_I386_AUPG/DBINDEP/SAPEXE.SAR

SAPCAR: processing archive /sapdb/cds/netweaver2004s/Ker_NW2004sSR1/KN_LINUX_I386_AUPG/DBINDEP/SAPEXE.SAR (version 2.01)

SAPCAR: error reading from /sapdb/cds/netweaver2004s/Ker_NW2004sSR1/KN_LINUX_I386_AUPG/DBINDEP/SAPEXE.SAR

Process with ID 10798 terminated with status 5


This error occurs during the EXTRACTKRN_PRE phase. I went thru the procedures recommended in SAP Note 741249. Still same error.

I even tried to follow Error in EXTRACTKRN_PRE , but that did not help me at-all.

Still I am getting the same error.

Please help me.

Thanking you in advance.


Premkishan Chourasia

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  • Posted on Jul 31, 2006 at 02:35 PM

    I would go to where the file is and try SAPCAR -xvf SAPEXE.CAR /usr/sap/put/exe and see if it successfully extracts. If it fails a decent error sould be there (maybe need to do a chmod 777 on /usr/sap/put/exe).


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    • Former Member Paul Tomlinson

      Hello Paul,

      Thanks for the help.

      But the issue was with the dowload of the file.

      It was not properlly downloaded.

      After downloading again it went successfull.