Error 14503



Message text

I/O error occurred while reading '%.*s' as a manifest file. The file is not a manifest file or it is corrupt.


A manifest file is used to store information about the database and devices used when quiescing or unmounting and mounting databases. Error 14503 is raised when Adaptive Server is unable to read a record from the manifest file.


A manifest file has a binary format, and if you use FTP transfer this file without specifying the binary option, it may become corrupted. FTP the manifest file again, specifying binary, and reissue the command for which error 14503 was been raised.

Additional information

If error 14503 persists, it may be necessary to gather a configurable shared memory dump (CSMD). Information about CSMD can be found in the section “Other Useful Tasks” in the most recent version of the Troubleshooting and Disaster Recovery guide.

Versions in which this error is raised

Version 12.5.1 and later