To ensure that no requests or data are lost when closing an SAP instance, use the soft shutdown function. You can close an instance with a soft shutdown in transaction SM51, with SAP MMC, and also with the command line.
A dialog box opens.
|Leave the timeout values of the soft shutdown as they are.||The default value shows the time at which the soft shutdown ends and passes to a hard shutdown.|
|Modify the timeout values of the soft shutdown.||You can change the default value.|