Error 7205



Message text

Can't open a connection to site '%S_SRVID'. See the error log file in the Adaptive Server boot directory.


This error occurs when Adaptive Server is unable to execute a remote procedure call (RPC) on a remote Adaptive Server, Backup Server, or Open Server application.

NoteIn this write-up, “Server” is used to indicate an Adaptive Server, Backup Server, or Open Server application.


To determine why this error occurred, perform the following steps:

  1. Check whether the remote Server is running by issuing an isql statement similar to the following:

    % isql -S <name_of_remote_server>

    If you receive the following message, the remote Server may not be running.

    CT-LIBRARY error:
      ct_connect(): network packet layer: internal net library error: Net-Lib
    protocol driver call to connect two endpoints failed

    Log in to the remote Server machine and check whether the Server is running. If the Server is not running, start it. Check whether you receive the following message after issuing the isql statement:

    The context allocation routine failed when it tried to load localization files!!
    One or more following problems may caused the failure:
    Your sybase home directory is /export/home/Products/ase1502_64/ASE-15_0. Check the environment variable SYBASE if it is not the one.
    Cannot access file /export/home/Products/ase1502_64/ASE-15_0/config/objectid.dat
    An error occurred when attempting to allocate localization-related structures.

    If you do, this indicates that your SYBASE environment variable is not set to the correct directory.

    The value of the SYBASE parameter has to be set to specify the full path name of the SYBASE home directory where the interfaces (or sql.ini) file can be found. The value of the SYBASE parameter specifies the device as well as the path for SYBASE home. If you move the SYBASE directory structure to a new device, make sure the device is included in the SYBASE environment variable string.

  2. Check the error log for both the sending Server and the receiving Server. If other errors exist, refer to the write-ups in this manual for information about recovering from them.

  3. If, after resolving any problems found in steps 1 and 2, you still get error 7205, call Sybase Technical Support.

Additional information

For more information about managing remote Adaptive Servers, refer to the chapter “Managing Remote Servers” in the System Administration Guide: Volume 1.

Before calling Sybase Technical Support, have the information on hand listed in “Reporting errors”, including the output from sp_helpserver and sp_configure and the contents of the interfaces file.

Versions in which this error is raised

All versions