The BW Background Management, Logs and Tools screen provides functions for managing background processes and parallel processes in the BW system.
It also includes various reports for BW system management which primarily improve the performance for request accesses and which have to be executed after the upgrade. SAP Support in particular can use the debugging functions and a central log search to detect and analyze any errors.
You can find the functions of BW Background Management, Logs and Tools in the Data Warehousing Workbench in the Administration function area under Batch Manager (transaction RSBATCH).
Functions for managing background and parallel processes in BW
The Background and Parallel Processes tab page offers the following functions:
You can make settings for the parallel processing of BW processes that are managed in BW background management.
Make sure that the system has enough background work processes (type BTC - process processes background requests/ process background jobs) for the parallel processing of the BW processes with BW background management. Approximately 50% more background work processes are required than before.
More information: Setting Parallel Processing of BW Processes
You can display and analyze information about background jobs and work processes that are used in BW background management.
More information: Analyzing Background Jobs and Work Processes
You can delete internal messages and parameters of the BW background management.
More information: Deleting Messages and Parameters of the BW Background Management
You can define which users can define the servers on which the BW processes are processed in the background.
More information: Dialog Box for Activating/Deactivating Load Balancing for User
Reports for BW System Management
You can run various check, conversion, and repair reports on the Reports tab page.
Some of these reports need to be executed after an upgrade.
More information: Executing Checking and Conversion Programs
Functions for Finding and Analyzing Errors in BW
The Support Tools tab page offers functions that primarily help SAP Support with the following tasks for detecting and analyzing errors:
Finding logs and protocols for BW processes in various areas
Choose Search Logs in BW. You can use different criteria to search for logs and messages. Searches supported include logs for ABAP runtime errors (ST22), SysLogs (SM21), application logs (SLG1), monitor logs, job logs (SM37), traces for SM50, logs for BW background management, and transport logs and activation search results.
Debugging processes of BW background management
You can specify selections for debugging a BW process that is managed in BW background management ( Debug Selections) and debug this BW process directly ( Execute Debugging).