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Adaptive Server Enterprise Upgrade Problems

2 posts in Windows NT Last posting was on 1998-02-05 23:53:54.0Z
Rick Lively Posted on 1998-02-02 21:18:27.0Z
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I tried to upgrade an NT Sybase 11.0 to Adaptive Server Enterprise. It
died in the installation so I tried to do server config. I choose
'Upgrade Adaptive Server', ok the default path and server (the same name
as the old server). It asks for sysadmin userid and password. I get
"CONNECTIVITY ERROR: DB-Library error 'SQL Server connection timed out'.
I then get a message that the old server starts up and exits abnormally.

Any ideas (other than update my resume)?

rick

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Rick Lively
Computer Division
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Array Operations Center
Socorro, NM 87801
mailto:rlively@nrao.edu
http://www.nrao.edu/~rlively


AnaMaria Stirbet Posted on 1998-02-05 23:53:54.0Z
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Rick Lively wrote:
>
> I tried to upgrade an NT Sybase 11.0 to Adaptive Server Enterprise. It
> died in the installation so I tried to do server config. I choose
> 'Upgrade Adaptive Server', ok the default path and server (the same name
> as the old server). It asks for sysadmin userid and password. I get
> "CONNECTIVITY ERROR: DB-Library error 'SQL Server connection timed out'.
> I then get a message that the old server starts up and exits abnormally.
>
> Any ideas (other than update my resume)?
>
> rick
>
> --
>
> Rick Lively
> Computer Division
> National Radio Astronomy Observatory
> Array Operations Center
> Socorro, NM 87801
> mailto:rlively@nrao.edu
> http://www.nrao.edu/~rlively

Of course, Rick doesn't have to update his resume.
The upgrade failed because the System11 server could not start.
Known problem.
Suggested workaround is to save the <server>.cfg file before you start
the upgrade, stop the upgrade before Server Config is trying to start
the System11 server, copy the <server>.cfg file under Sybase.sav
directory, start the Server Config, choose Upgrade Adaptive Server and
continue with the upgrade.
If the upgared failed already what you have to do is to exit Server
Config, to modify manually the <server>.cfg file with the appropriate
values (the frecquent one is "number of devices") and start Server
Config again.
And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DON'T TRY TO START THE SERVER FROM SERVICES
MANAGER OR SYBASE CENTRAL AT THAT POINT. If you do that, your System11
server cannot start anymore.

Ana Stirbet