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In the Delete view you can centrally schedule the delete sessions for any archiving set that supports this function. During a delete session the data that was previously written from the database to a collection in the form of resources during the write phase, is now deleted from the database-the second step of an archiving session. After the delete phase, the archiving session appears with the status completed in the archive hierarchy . The first phase of an archiving session is the write phase, which is described under Write .


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 delete 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 delete function, its sessions can still be viewed under Archiving Monitor and Hierarchy , and its properties can be changed under Configure .


Scheduling of Delete Sessions:

  1. Choose the desired archiving set from the drop down list under Archiving Set.

    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 delete sessions.

    The existing archiving sessions with status incomplete, that is, those sessions for which only the write phase has been completed, appear.

  2. Select the archiving session for which you want to start the delete phase. (You can only select one session at a time).

    If you called the delete function directly from the archive hierarchy view, the appropriate archiving set is already selected for you under Archiving Set. However, only the archiving session you selected in the archive hierarchy is offered for deletion, even if other archiving sessions are ready for deletion under this same archiving set.

  3. Under Schedule Settings choose Start Now or Start at and enter the date and time at which you want to schedule the delete session.

    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 .

  4. Under Technical Settings specify whether you want to simulate the deletion or not. The default is No, meaning that the data is actually deleted from the database. A simulation run, setting Yes, is recommended for test purposes.
  5. Choose Start Delete Session.

    You can check the progress of the delete session in the Archiving Monitor function.


You have completed the second phase of an archiving session and deleted from the database the data that was archived during the write phase. The archiving session is now visible in the archive hierarchy with the status "completed".