SCHAPPY — 7. December 2008, 12:25

MAXDB – How to reinstall a corrupted version

Just got a corrupted version of MAXDB and tried to reinstall the entire database by running SDBSETUP. However, the installer runs for hours without any changes. Sometimes errors about already installed versions and missing users/files occured. Thus I decided to get rid of all installed components by hand.

On SAP systems (in my case running on SLES10) you have to remove the following directories:

  • /sapdb
  • /usr/spool/sql
  • /var/spool/sql
  • /opt/sdb
  • /var/opt/sdb

Maybe you may want to remove the instance directories, too:

  • /usr/sap/<SID>
  • /sapmnt/

Finally, you should be able to restart a installation with SDBSETUP.

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