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Runaway sql anywhere process. QB enterprise 2020

 I'm a tech working with a client. To start, this is not a performance issue so much as a process issue. everything is setup correctly. Its a brand new VM, 4 cores 16gb of ram. there are only 5 users.

the problem at hand is  the sqlanywhere process (quickbooksdb 30) on the server is a steady 25%. this bogs down workers trying to use it. It starts up fine. then after 30 minutes, the service spikes to 25% and stays there till everyone closes and the process stops.

I have gone through the tools, the company file is fine according to the program.

Tried all the fixes and tweaks. turned off search features. i can't get that process to go back to 0% or at least under 5%. This problem has been consistent on 2 servers with this data. can there be something wrong with the data that QB tool can't find?

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Runaway sql anywhere process. QB enterprise 2020

Wow! we finally got the right tech!!!!

 

this problem was solved by condensing data. This means it was the data that was the problem. Condensing it cleared whatever errors existed.

 

https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-us/data-utilities/use-the-condense-data-utility/00/20...

 

read carefully before you do it.

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Runaway sql anywhere process. QB enterprise 2020

I'll share details about your concern, scottsterud_CT.

 

The main executable file for QuickBooks Database Manager is QBDMgr.exe, and the SQL Anywhere Network Server prompt is linked to it. This file might have accumulated some invalid entries which affected your computer's performance. 

 

You'll want to run QuickBooks as a Portable Copy, or reach out to our Technical Support Team. They have the tools to configure the settings and provide troubleshooting steps specifically to the network server. 

 

Before doing so, please check out our support hours here. Then, follow these steps:

 

  1. In your QuickBooks Desktop program, go to Help QuickBooks Desktop Help.
  2. In the Have a Question window, click the Contact Us link at the bottom.
  3. From the Contact Us page, select any topics.
  4. Under Here's how to connect with a QuickBooks expert section, click the Get Phone Number button.

Please let me know how it goes or if you have other concerns. Take care and stay safe.

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Runaway sql anywhere process. QB enterprise 2020

Is this possible to run 5 users as a portable copy?

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QuickBooks Team

Runaway sql anywhere process. QB enterprise 2020

Thanks for joining this conversation, @scottsterud_CT

 

At the moment, running 5 users as a portable copy isn't possible in QuickBooks. Also, Quickbooks will automatically change its file size into a large one when you open the portable company file you've created. 

 

For future reference, you'll want to send your data to your accountant. Read through this article for more insights and steps: Use the Accountant's Copy.

 

Feel free to message again should you have additional questions. We're always delighted to help. 

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Runaway sql anywhere process. QB enterprise 2020

Just to update.

 

we have tried every fix quickbooks support can muster. Still no resolution.

 

after 20 minutes, the process spikes and we can't do anything.

the attachment seems to show only 1 CPU maxed out. the other 3 cores are basically unused.

it also shows the qbdbmgrN process is sitting at 25% CPU.

we are desperate for answersQB2.JPG QB.JPG

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Runaway sql anywhere process. QB enterprise 2020

@scottsterud_CT.

 

Thank you for sharing additional information, @scottsterud_CT. I also appreciate you for performing some troubleshooting steps to fix this issue. 

 

To address this concern immediately, I recommend contacting our Phone Support Team. This way, you can have a screen sharing session so that this issue will be given an accurate resolution. 

 

Here’s how. 

 

  1. Login to your QuickBooks Desktop. 
  2. Go to the Help tab.
  3. Select QuickBooks Desktop Help.
  4. In the Have a Question window, click the Contact Us link.
  5. Then, select any topics.
  6. Under Here's how to connect with a QuickBooks expert section, click the Get Phone Number button.

 

You can also use this link as a reference to look for an article if you’re having other issues with QuickBooks Desktop: Help article

 

Please know that you can always leave your comment below if you have any other questions. Have a nice day!

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Runaway sql anywhere process. QB enterprise 2020

Give me a reply that means something. i already have 3 canned responses that say this. please read the whole thing before responding The support team has no idea why its happening.

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Runaway sql anywhere process. QB enterprise 2020

Has there been a solution to this issue?  

My QBE is almost unusable!!   

This is killing my business!!!

PT 

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Runaway sql anywhere process. QB enterprise 2020

Allow me to provide some info to ensure you can run QuickBooks Desktop effectively, @Pat5-0.

 

You can follow the suggestions given by my peers above to get around this issue. If the same thing happens, I recommend reaching out to our support team. They have the tools to check your account securely and perform a screen-sharing session to pinpoint its root cause.

Before doing so, please review our support hours to ensure your issue gets addressed right away. Please note that we've made some changes to our support options for QuickBooks Desktop. Our representatives are available through chat or messaging to accommodate all our customer's concerns effectively.

Once ready, please follow the steps given by my colleague @Pabz_L to get in touch with our support. Below are screenshots for visual reference:


 

I've got this handy resource that you can read through if in case you encounter issues with QuickBooks Desktop: Fix common problems and errors in QuickBooks.

 

I'm always around to lend a hand if you have more QuickBooks concerns. Take care and stay safe always.

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Runaway sql anywhere process. QB enterprise 2020

Wow! we finally got the right tech!!!!

 

this problem was solved by condensing data. This means it was the data that was the problem. Condensing it cleared whatever errors existed.

 

https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-us/data-utilities/use-the-condense-data-utility/00/20...

 

read carefully before you do it.

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Runaway sql anywhere process. QB enterprise 2020

I’d like to tag onto this thread to see if anyone can help me figure out whether the Quickbooks ProPlus 2020 company file that I have on my server could possibly be constantly reinstalling an ODBC driver?  I’m sorry if this is a really basic and uneducated question.  I’m not a developer.  I’m an end-user who is running into issue where two other programs on my server keeps running up against an updated driver (from somewhere on my server) that it’s incompatible with.  My IT guy does not do back end stuff and can’t help me.  He’s wondering if there’s another program on my server that keeps downloading and installing a new driver, so I’m wondering if it’s Quickbooks. Does this make sense to anyone?  I’m including a screenshot from workstation that I took yesterday when Quickbooks froze and wouldn’t do anything.  I see that there’s an SQL Anywhere Server on my computer.  I have no idea what it is or why it’s there.

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Runaway sql anywhere process. QB enterprise 2020

I’d like to tag onto this thread to see if anyone can help me figure out whether the Quickbooks ProPlus 2020 company file that I have on my server could possibly be constantly reinstalling an ODBC driver?  I’m sorry if this is a really basic and uneducated question.  I’m not a developer.  I’m an end-user who is running into issue where two other programs on my server keeps running up against an updated driver (from somewhere on my server) that it’s incompatible with.  My IT guy does not do back end stuff and can’t help me.  He’s wondering if there’s another program on my server that keeps downloading and installing a new driver, so I’m wondering if it’s Quickbooks. Does this make sense to anyone?  I’m including a screenshot from workstation that I took yesterday when Quickbooks froze and wouldn’t do anything.  I see that there’s an SQL Anywhere Server on my computer.  I have no idea what it is or why it’s there.

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