Error 8006



Message text

SQL Server error detected by %S_MSG.  Refer to the preceding %S_MSG message.


Error 8006 is a general message that Adaptive Server can raise in a number of situations when working with another Sybase server. The “%S_MSG” in the message text is the name of the server that generated the error.

Most commonly, this error indicates that Backup Server encountered a problem in running the dump database or load database commands. When you issue a dump or load command from Adaptive Server, the server interprets the command and sends remote procedure calls (RPCs) to the Backup Server. As dumps and loads execute, Adaptive Server and Backup Server use RPCs to exchange instructions and status messages. Thus, an 8006 error during a dump or load is typically accompanied by additional messages originating from the Backup Server.


Note the date-time stamp of the 8006 error in the Adaptive Server error log. Check the other server’s error log (for example, the Backup Server’s error log) for error messages corresponding to that time.

If there are any Backup Server errors, look up the error description in this manual for assistance. Some common errors are:

If no other errors accompanied the 8006 message, there may be a problem with Backup Server. Take these steps:

  1. Use the showserver utility to check that Backup Server is running. Refer to the Adaptive Server utility commands manual for your platform for assistance.

  2. Log into Adaptive Server and verify that you can communicate with Backup Server, using the following command:

    1> exec SYB_BACKUP...sp_who
    2> go

Under normal situations, you should see a few lines of sp_who output.

Additional information

See the Adaptive Server Enterprise Utility Guide for instructions on using the showserver utility.

Versions in which this error is raised

All versions.