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SAPCAR fails - wrongly reports missing free space

We are running an upgrade on a unicode 6.4 R/3 system to get to 7.20

We have patched the CD (CD51039351) and got the latest SAPCAR for as/400 & windows.

We are on a v7r1 as/400. APARS & DB patches are up to date as of last month.

The install fails when it tries to run sapcar. The error message says missing free space but there is 75G free on the PC and 750G free on the as/400.

We can run the sapcar manually OK.

Anyone else had this issue?

eror message below

***********Beginning of data*************

Target SAP system is 'T03'.

SAP instance number is '15'.

Type of database system is 'DB2/400'.

Extracting archive "/Up/CD51039351/./DATA_UNITS/ABAP_CONTROL_GEN/CTRLABAP0.SAR" ...

Copying "SAPCAR" from "/Up/CD51039351/./DATA_UNITS/UM_SAPCAR_OS400_PPC64" to "/usr/sap/T03/upg/abap/tools"...

  • FATAL ERROR: Extraction of '/Up/CD51039351/./DATA_UNITS/ABAP_CONTROL_GEN/CTRLABAP0.SAR' failed due to missing free space.

***********End of Data*******************

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  • Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 07:42 AM

    Hi,

    Error you getting is about insufficient space in upgrade directory.

    Can you check whether you have enough space in upgrade directory.

    Regards,

    Deepak Kori

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    Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 07:44 AM

    I haven't worked on i5/OS that much, may be it is looking for the space in /tmp directory ? Once verify all the filesystems/disks.

    Thanks

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    Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 07:48 AM

    "The error message says missing free space but there is 75G free on the PC and 750G free on the as/400."

    Seeing as the as/400 has single level storage we do not have the unix problem of individual file systems filling up.

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    • Hi Matthew,

      Make sure to use the same SAPCAR, should be located in /usr/sap/T03/upg/abap/tools according to your initial post. You also should add an 's' to the options, which is supposed to test free space. So something like

      call qp2term

      >cd <target>

      >/usr/sap/T03/upg/abap/tools/SAPCAR -xsvf /Up/CD51039351/./DATA_UNITS/ABAP_CONTROL_GEN/CTRLABAP0.SAR

      or even

      >/usr/sap/T03/upg/abap/tools/SAPCAR -tsvf /Up/CD51039351/./DATA_UNITS/ABAP_CONTROL_GEN/CTRLABAP0.SAR

      which avoids explicit extraction

      Regards,

      Thomas

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    Posted on Nov 18, 2011 at 05:50 PM

    Hi Matthew,

    We experience the same issue, but only after patching SAPUP / ILE.sar with the latest downloaded SAPup according to OSS 1338386, p 5 - Upgrade to SAP NetWeaver 7.0 EHP2 ABAP (IBM DB2 for i)

    Did this occur with the regular SAPUP / ILE.sar?

    Thanks

    Chris

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    Posted on Nov 18, 2011 at 08:50 PM

    We had the latest ile.sar and sapup.sar applied but the problem remained.

    Luckily we got a new install cd and that seemed to fix the issue.

    Thanks

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