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***** EMERGENCY -> Problem starting SAP on UNIX, Checking failed.


I am facing one issue in Production System. I am trying to start SAP and getting the error message:

Starting SAP R/3 Instance


(14281) Checking failed. (No such file or directory)

System running, but no Kill-Files. Process Id = 24172

(14281) Exiting with Return-Code -108. (Invalid admininistration)

Startup of Instance failed

I have checked in work directory, and could not locate script.

Can anyone know how to recreate or Copy to resolve this issue ?

Any help is higly appreciated and will be rewarded too.

Thanks & Regards


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    Oct 07, 2007 at 04:18 PM

    my issue resolved. Got the SAP oss note Note 2033 - Startup fails, sapstart.sem, startsap, sapstart,

    as per this note :

    Ensure that all of the systems processes have stopped.

    If necessary, run the files and in the SAP System


    ( /usr/sap/<system-name>/<unit name>/work ).

    Ensure that all IPC objects (shared mem, semaphores, ...) have been

    deleted. ( showipc <system-no) bzw. cleanipc <system-no> )

    Delete file sapstart.sem.

    Make sure that no files with foreign owners exist. In correct install-

    ation and parameterization, no files exist in this directory that

    cannot be deleted, therfore, delete the entire directly if needed.


    so deleted sapstart.sem file and also run cleanipc <system nr> to delete the shared memory.


    Putting this solution for all other's benifit.




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