In the Write view you can centrally schedule the write sessions for any archiving set that supports this function. During a write session data is written from the database to a collection in the form of resources-the first phase of an archiving session. After the write phase, the archiving session appears with the status incomplete in the archive hierarchy . The second phase of an archiving session is the delete phase, which is described under Delete .
Before you start archiving, familiarize yourself with the different elements involved in service-oriented archiving. See Administration Functions for Information Lifecycle Management for a diagram of the different scenarios and systems involved. Furthermore, use the XML Data Archiving Service Administration to prepare the XML Data Archiving Service (XML DAS) and the connected storage system or systems for archiving.
An archiving set supports the write function if it has implemented Job Beans (for more information see Job Definition under SAP NetWeaver Scheduler for Java). If not, the system issues the following error message: Starting archiving sessions for archiving set "XXX" is not supported. If an archiving set does not support this write function, its sessions can still be viewed under Monitor and Hierarchy , and its properties can be changed under Configure .
Scheduling of Write Sessions:
The corresponding selection criteria options for selecting the data set to be archived appear.
The drop down list contains all archiving sets that exist in your system. However, not all archiving sets support the central Java Archiving Cockpit functions. If this is the case, the application to which the archiving set belongs provides its own UI for scheduling archiving sessions.
If you do not enter any selection criteria, ALL archivable data for that archiving set is archived.
If you select Parse, the system checks, whether the resource is syntactically correct-well-formed. If you select Validate, the system checks the resource against the corresponding XML schema to make sure the resource is valid. You can also select Nothing. The default setting is Parse.
In case you are archiving resources of a format other than XML, choose Nothing.
If you have archived only XML resources without an XML schema, validation fails.
Adhere to the following naming convention when entering the path extension:
For archiving set bc_xmla_sbook, the home path collection is bc_xmla_sbook. For the path extension you enter 2006-10-30/aaa/bbb/. During the write phase the system creates two new subcollections under the bc_xmla_sbook home collection and writes the resources into the collection "bbb".
The time you enter under Time, is based on the time zone of the application system. However, the format of the time you enter is based on the settings of your browser.
For more advanced scheduling options use the Advanced Scheduling of Archiving Jobs link under Related Tasks on the right side of the screen. For more information on job scheduling see SAP NetWeaver Scheduler for Java .
If you check the Start Delete Phase Automatically option, the delete session is automatically started immediately after the write session has been completed. Per default this option is checked. If you prefer to start the delete phase manually at a different time, you must uncheck this option.
You can also change the information for a specific parameter. After you have done so, choose Save Parametersagain.
You have completed the first phase of an archiving session, the write phase. The archiving sessions are now visible in the archive hierarchy and have the status "incomplete".