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In the Memory Areas user menu, you can find, among other things, a display of the log status of your database system.


Open the Database Assistant (transaction DB50) or the liveCache Assistant (transaction LC10). Choose Start of the navigation path Current Status Next navigation step Memory Areas Next navigation step Log Area End of the navigation path.


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


The system provides you with the following information:

Log Area Utilization

  • Total Size

  • Log Segment Size

  • Used Log Area

  • Unsaved Log Area

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.

You obtain status information about the following areas: Mirroring the Log Area, Automatic Overwrite of the Log Area, Redo Log Management, Automatic Log Backups The Last Log I/O Sequence Number is also displayed.


SAP liveCache Technology: You can also configure volumes for an SAP liveCache. To do so, use the SAP liveCache-specific user menu Configure Volumes.

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