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SEVERE ERROR in BW upgrade

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I'm trying to update BW 3.5 to Netweaver 7.0 EHP2 and I'm having the following issue when I put the path of the mount DVD:

SEVERE ERROR: PI_BASIS is in an undefined state,
that is not safe to be upgraded !!!
Reason: Upgrade wasn't completed
Call the SAP Support!!!

Log error:

1 ETQ200 Executing actual phase 'PREP_INIT/VALCHK_INI'.
1 ETQ399 Phase arguments:
2 ETQ399 Arg[0] = 'HARD-CHK'
2 ETQ399 Arg[1] = ''
4 ETQ359 RFC Login to: System="BWD", Nr="00", GwHost="itbpbwd0", GwService="sapgw00"
4 ETQ232 RFC Login succeeded
2 ETQ399 Calling SUBST_HANDLE_UVERS with iv_mode 'R' iv_all ' ' and entries:
3 ETQ399 "PI_BASIS","2006_1_640","","","","","","","","","","",""
3 ETQ399 "SAP_ABA","640","","","","","","","","","","",""
3 ETQ399 "SAP_BASIS","640","","","","","","","","","","",""
3 ETQ399 "SAP_BW","350","","","","","","","","","","",""
2 ETQ399 Returned UVERS (#4) evLen = 102:
3 ETQ399 "PI_BASIS","702","20111024","141824","20111024","141824","I","A","","2006_1_640","","",""
3 ETQ399 "SAP_ABA","702","20111024","141824","20111024","141824","I","A","","640","","",""
3 ETQ399 "SAP_BASIS","702","20111024","141824","20111024","141824","I","A","","640","","",""
3 ETQ399 "SAP_BW","702","20111024","141824","20111024","141824","I","A","","350","","",""
1AETQ228 Detected invalid (temporary) start release "PI_BASIS

I only added the path of the upgrade DVD for Netweaver 7.0 EHP, the kernel DVD unicode, the languages and the NW 7.0 EhP2 Add-On Upgrade DVD.

This are the Release and SP that I have right now in the system:

SAP_ABA             640         0027       SAPKA64027
SAP_BASIS          640         0027       SAPKB64027
PI_BASIS              2006_1_640        0011       SAPKIPYL11
ST-PI      2008_1_640        0004       SAPKITLRC4
SAP_BW              350         0027       SAPKW35027
FINBASIS             300         0026       SAPK-30026INFINBASIS
BI_CONT              353         0020       SAPKIBIFR0
SEM-BW              400         0026       SAPKGS4026
ST-A/PI 01N_640BCO      0000

I try to verify the notes 1175848 and 158358 but the marketplace show me this message so I can't verify it...":

u201DThe requested SAP Note is either in reworking or is released internally onlyu201D

I try to stop the upgrade, application and erase all in the upg directory to begin again but the issue is not resolved...

Thanks for the help!!


Accepted Solutions (1)

Accepted Solutions (1)

Former Member
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Hi Carlos,

As per the SAP note 158358 deleted all entries with the condition NEWRELEASE = 'Target release of the started upgrade' in the UVERS table using the database resources. Since the table is buffered, the table buffers must be refreshed in the SAP system (/$TAB or restart the central instance). Restart the prepare from the beginning, in other words, with an empty upgrade directory

Check the below thread for more informatin,




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Thanks all for the guides and documentation..!!! That will be very helpfully for my upgrade!!!

Durgesh, I'm trying to delete the entries using the database resources but after that I have to restart the application right? or refresh the buffer in the system? This /$TAB is a command or transaction??



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Problem resolved with the note and refresh of the buffers..!!!

Thanks a lot!!!!

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thank you for apriciation....