1898429 – How to bypass the secondary system check of HANA upgrade

After executing ./hdbupd on HANA server, you’ll see the following error in hdbupd.log:

INFO: “Performing secondary system check”
ERROR: “Upgrade failed”
ERROR: “Cannot detect whether this is a secondary system”

Environment

HANA database 1.0 all releases

Reproducing the Issue

Execute command below on HANA server:

/usr/sap/<sid>/<HDBxx>/hdbupd.sh
The following error displays:

ERR :     Cannot detect whether this is a secondary system
ERR :   error upgrading
ERR :   Upgrade failed
INFO:   Summary of critical errors
ERR :     Upgrade failed
ERR :       error upgrading
ERR :           Error importing delivery units
ERR :             Cannot detect whether this is a secondary system

Cause

The update tool tries to check if the HANA system is a secondary system, but the check fails.

Resolution

You can use option “ignore” to bypass the secondary system check if the HANA system is not a secondary system.
The command should be:

hdbupd –ignore=check_secondary_system

See Also

Note 1704600 How to bypass the hardware check of HANA installation

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