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You have already implemented the connection of a near-line storage solution from a third-party provider.


If you want to create a data archiving process with near-line storage, you must first of all create a connection to your near-line storage.


  1. You can call the transaction for processing near-line storage either in Customizing under Start of the navigation path SAP Customizing Implementation Guide Next navigation step SAP NetWeaver Next navigation step Business Warehouse Next navigation step General BW Settings Next navigation step Edit Near-Line Storage Connection End of the navigation path or in the Data Warehousing Workbench under Start of the navigation path Administration Next navigation step Current Settings Next navigation step Near-Line Storage Connections. End of the navigation path

  2. Choose New Entries.

  3. Enter a name for the near-line storage connection. This name is then offered to you for selection when you create a data archiving process.

  4. Enter the name of the class that implements the connection of the near-line storage.

  5. The specifications for fields Destination and Connection Parameter are determined by your near-line storage solution.

  6. Save your entries. When you save, the connection to the near-line storage solution is opened and then closed again. Near-line storage solution then returns a status indicating whether the connection is working, as well as system information. In the upper area of the screen, the system displays the connection with its status and system information. In the lower area of the screen, the log is displayed.


    Note that you should not change a near-line storage connection if it is being used in an active data archiving process. Most importantly of all, the implementing class should not be changed any more.