This time I will show you how to fix the issue with your SAP ABAP Developer instance which don’t want to start. This article is about the license issue, which has expired 1.04.2021. In this case, the command starts ALL, will stick on:

The database is not available via R3trans
starting database NPL ...
Log file: /sybase/NPL/startdb.log


Stop returns modlib.jslib.caughtException

  1. We have to download a new license file from under the section SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP Developer Edition 7.52 SP04

  2. Now we have to login into the system via Terminal on npladm user, type su -l npladm

  3. We have to backup old license file

    sudo cp /sybase/NPL/SYSAM-2_0/licenses/SYBASE_ASE_TestDrive.lic /sybase/NPL/SYSAM-2_0/licenses/SYBASE_ASE_TestDrive.lic.bak

  4. Now lets copy content of SYBASE_ASE_TestDrive.lic from downloaded file and paste this into the file on the system

    sudo nano /sybase/NPL/SYSAM-2_0/licenses/SYBASE_ASE_TestDrive.lic

  5. Your server should be able to start your server again without any issues