license server exiting, read error, giomgr has died

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Solution or Workaround

When trying to run the gdbs command, this error appears license manager log file:

license server exiting error...
giomgr has died

No related messages appear in the giomgr.log nor sde.errlog file.


Incorrect PATH environment variable:


1. Make sure the PATH environment variable:

a) Has the correct path to ORACLE_HOME/bin

b) ARCHOME/bin and ARCHOME/lib must follow SDEHOME/bin and SDEHOME/lib

2. Reboot your system

Article ID:000001805

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