Building a New Master Device

Build a new master device only if your old master device is damaged beyond repair. Otherwise, you can re-create the master and model databases on your existing master device.

There are two procedures for recreating the master database: replacement of the master device, and forcing SAP ASE to re-create the configuration area. Replace the master device when the master database is corrupted. If the master device’s configuration area is also corrupt, force SAP ASE to re-create the configuration area. You can often detect corruption in the configuration area because the server does not run, and produces error messages stating the area is corrupt.

The following examples use the UNIX dataserver command. On Windows, use the sqlsrvr command.