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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.


  1. Open transaction SM51.
  2. Select the instance you want to close with a soft shutdown from the list of AS instances displayed.
  3. Choose the following menu path: Start of the navigation path Goto Next navigation step Administration Next navigation step Status Next navigation step Shut Down Instance (Soft) End of the navigation path

    A dialog box opens.

  4. Confirm.


The selected instance is closed with a soft shutdown. On the list of AS instances in SM51, the state of the instance is "shutdown". The duration of the soft shutdown consists of the configured timeout and non-configured watit times of the server.