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Any assistance greatly appreciated:

Posted By: Burton, Clifford
Date: Friday, 21 January 2005, at 6:51 p.m.

Hi All,

I have a situation where the IDS-731UD4 instance I run on HP-UX 11 is
failing after a cold restore.

I do not have time to perform another restore without serious business

The output from the log file is: the last lines:
09:47:30 Could not create single shared memory segment with resident and
sident partitions. Proceeding to create 2 shared memory segments instead.
09:47:32 Segment locked: addr=0xc1841000, size=683679744

Sat Jan 22 09:47:32 2005

09:47:32 Event alarms enabled. ALARMPROG =
09:47:38 DR: DRAUTO is 0 (Off)
09:47:39 Dynamically allocated new message shared memory segment (size

09:47:39 Informix Dynamic Server Version 7.31.UD1 Software Serial Number
09:47:39 Informix Dynamic Server Initialized -- Shared Memory Initialized.
09:47:39 Physical Recovery Started.
09:47:39 Physical Recovery Complete: 0 Pages Restored.
09:47:39 Logical Recovery Started.
09:47:42 Logical Recovery Complete.
0 Committed, 0 Rolled Back, 0 Open, 0 Bad Locks


informix@machinename$ onstat -
shared memory not initialized for INFORMIXSERVER 'newworld'

The results of the oninit -v are:

Checking group membership to determine server run modesucceeded
Reading configuration file
Creating /INFORMIXTMP/.infxdirs ... succeeded
Creating infos file "/apps/informix_ids/etc/.infos.newworld" ...
"/apps/informix_ids/etc/.conf.newworld" ... succeeded
Writing to infos file ... succeeded
Checking config parameters...succeeded
Allocating and attaching to shared memory...succeeded
Creating resident pool 143252 kbytes...succeeded
Creating buffer pool 524290 kbytes...succeeded
Initializing rhead structure...succeeded
Initializing ASF ...succeeded
Initializing Dictionary Cache and Stored Procedure Cache...succeeded
Bringing up ADM VP...succeeded
Creating VP classes...succeeded
Onlining 4 additional cpu vps...succeeded
Onlining 18 IO vps...succeeded
Forking main_loop thread...succeeded
Initialzing DR structures...succeeded
Forking 1 'ipcshm' listener threads...succeeded
Forking 2 'soctcp' listener threads...succeeded
Forking 1 'ipcshm' listener threads...succeeded
Forking 0 'soctcp' listener threads...succeeded
Forking 0 'soctcp' listener threads...succeeded
Starting tracing...succeeded
Initializing 32 flushers...succeeded
Initializing log/checkpoint information...succeeded
Opening primary chunks...succeeded
Opening mirror chunks...succeeded
Initializing dbspaces...succeeded
Validating chunks...succeeded
Initialize Async Log Flusher...succeeded
Forking btree cleaner...succeeded
Initializing DBSPACETEMP list
Checking database partition index...FAILED
oninit: Fatal error in shared memory initialization

I realise that it is unlikely that too many people are out there right at
this moment, however, I have been working on this issue so long now that I
am loosing track of time, Does anyone have any ideas as to how to get this
online, I do have a vague recollection of an issue like this in the past
that was resolved quite simply. I am attempting to contact IBM Support on
the issue although it is a moderately complex task out of hours when I
cannot locate the support contracts etc...

Clifford Burton
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