Error 8241



Message text

Fatal internal error encountered while instantiating DBTABLE for database `%.*s`. \'


The server encountered an error attempting to clean out and remove all system and user descriptors linked to the dbtable for the given database. The dbtable structure storing information for each open database.


If this error occurs during a database load, it may have been caused by a corrupted dump. Make sure that the versions being used of Adaptive Server and Backup Server are compatible, and retry the dump and load process.

If this error occurs during normal operations, verify that the number of open databases and the number of open objects are configured with an appropriately high value.

Additional information

A configurable shared memory dump (CSMD) configured for error 8241 may be helpful in determining root cause for this error. Information about CSMD can be found in the section “Other Useful Tasks” in the Troubleshooting and Disaster Recovery guide.

Versions in which this error is raised

Version 15.0 and later