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In the Space user menu of the DBA Cockpit, you can find, among other things, comprehensive display and administration options for the log area.


Open the DBA Cockpit (transaction DBACOCKPIT) and select Start of the navigation path Space Next navigation step Log Area End of the navigation path.


For SAP NetWeaver 7.1, this status information is displayed in the Log Area menu, which is different from the menu described below.


The display contains the following information and administration options:

  • Display / Information on the log area

    • Occupiable Area, Occupied Area (Actually Occupied Space in Log Area), Free Area

    • Unsaved Log Area

    • Log Segment Size

    • Last Log I/O Sequence Number

    • Mirroring the Log Area, Automatic Overwrite of the Log Area, Redo Log Management, Automatic Log Backups

  • Configuration of log volumes

    Total size of the log area in the unit of measurement that you specified and other configuration information

  • Show/hide log volumes

    You can show or hide the following displays and change options for the log volumes:

    • Display of log volumes (size, type, device/path and file name, log partition, occupation and access information and so on)

    • Add or change log volumes

      Select Add/Change Volume and enter the required information where prompted. Creating a new volume might take some time, as the new volume has to be formatted


If more than 60 % of the log area is used, you should back up the log segments to release space for other transactions. You can automate this process by Activating Automatic Log Backups.

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