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Sybase ASA 8 dbbackup.exe & Windows 2000 Server?

2 posts in General Discussion Last posting was on 2003-11-17 18:10:56.0Z
Craig M Posted on 2003-11-13 16:39:23.0Z
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When executing the Sybase dbbackup.exe (on the server or from a workstation)
in a command prompt or batch file, the error received "specified database
not found'. But can successfully use dbconsole and Sybase Central to connect
to the database using the same parameters including ODBC client software.
Windows base prompt works fine but DOS base command lines will not. Standard
connect string is -c uid=xxxx;pwd=xxxx;eng=xxxx;dbn=xxxx -d and path to
backup folder.

Network protocol is IP. Network environment W2k and XP only. I can ping the
server and browse successfully. Is this some TCPIP over NetBIOS problem? Or
engine name session layer problem? Anybody having or has had this problem?

Craig M

Greg Fenton Posted on 2003-11-17 18:10:56.0Z
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Craig M wrote:
> Standard
> connect string is -c uid=xxxx;pwd=xxxx;eng=xxxx;dbn=xxxx -d and path to
> backup folder.

Please always post the version and build number of ASA that you are
using (e.g. use the command "dbeng8 -v")

Consider adding "LOG=c:\mylog.txt" to your connection string when
running the dbbackup command again. Then, after the failure, check the
contents of c:\mylog.txt for any obvious issues.

If you aren't sure of what's in there, post its content and maybe we can
help determine the issue.

Hope this helps,
Greg Fenton
Consultant, Solution Services, iAnywhere Solutions
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