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.
- Open transaction SM51.
- Select the instance you want to close with a soft shutdown from the list of AS instances displayed.
- Choose the following menu path:
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.