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sdemon -o start returns the error:
"esri_sde service failed during initialization.
Please check event log or error log files.
Error starting esri_sde service(997)
Could not start ArcSDE -- Check Network, $SDEHOME disk, DBMS settings"
This error has been known to occur with an incorrect or incomplete installation or configuration of ArcSDE.
If there is a '\\' in the SDEHOME path or a '\' at the end of the path, manually remove it.