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Backup offline failed

Hello,

could you please help me

the offline backup terminate with this error:

BR068E SAP system is running or SAP user is connected to database - database cannot be shut down

do you have any idea pls to can resolve this issue.

Thank you

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    Posted on Apr 16, 2011 at 09:49 AM

    Dear Nana,

    On the date protector manager, go to the SAP backup task, go to "opetion" tap, and click on advanced on "application specific options" section. On "BR Backup" change the type (after -t) from "offline" to "offline_force"

    Regards,

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    Posted on Apr 12, 2011 at 04:51 PM

    Hello Nana

    I hope the user sapsr3 is still active which is not allowing the database to go down.

    Kindly refer to SAP Note 112191 where they describe on this.

    Regards

    Vivek

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      > Hello Nana

      > I hope the user sapsr3 is still active which is not allowing the database to go down.

      >

      > Kindly refer to SAP Note 112191 where they describe on this.

      >

      > Regards

      > Vivek

      Since system is running, so, obviously SAPSR3 connection will be active. For offline backup system has to shutdown. Name itself explain you that system has to shutdown for offline backup.

      Thanks

      Sunny

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    Posted on Apr 12, 2011 at 04:24 PM

    Hi,

    The answer is in your question.

    offline backup <--> SAP System is running

    Something obvious should light up in your mind !

    Regards,

    Olivier

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    Posted on Apr 13, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Please use the option FORCE to ensure the database gets shutdown by the BRBACKUP during offline back-up

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  • Posted on Apr 14, 2011 at 07:43 AM

    Hi Nana

    how are you trying to take this offline back: through DB13 or BR*Tools

    if you're using BR*Tools then do the following:

    brtools->Backup & database copy->database backup->then in backup type select offline_force

    But please remember to select offline_force only if you are sure that no users are logged on to the system and there are no update errors cause offline_force option will perform a forced shutdown..

    As the other posts mentioned the reason you're getting this error is because your system is up and running and you're trying to perform the offline backup which is done when the the sap instance is shutdown.

    you could also check you initSID.sap file for the correct parameters.

    Regards,

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  • Posted on Apr 14, 2011 at 09:36 AM

    Hi,

    You have two options for this offline backup:

    Option-1:

    Use offline_force option to run your offline backup which will shutdown your SAP application.

    Option:2:

    Just stop the SAP, keep running your database only and take offline backup from brtools / OS level.

    enjoy SAP.

    Cheers !!!

    Ashish

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hello Nana,

      Data protector has interface where it has facility to enable offline backup. Again you can as well schedule this using DB13 transaction too.

      Data protector also invokes BRtools inturn to facilitate the activity. You can always check the logs of the same in DB13.

      Regards

      Vivek

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