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Retrieving Archived Files

Former Member
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Hi Experts

           i have archived some data through T-code (se38)

1. Run program RIARCMPL via SE38 transaction and enter in the Maintenance Plan. Set delete flag in maintenance plan

2. Run program RIARCMPV via SE38 transaction and enter in the Maintenance Plan.

3. Then execute program RIARCMPA via SE38 transaction, which will create a file.

4. Execute program RIARCMPD, and select the session from above step 2, after executing which will delete the Maintenance Plan

  then when i need to retrieve data i used T-code (sara)

1.Choose Storage System.

2.The Store/Retrieve Archive Files menu box appears.

3.Choose Retrieve Files.

i have a problem here in this step i don't find the archived file i made in se38 as shown screen shoot below

4.The Archive Administration: Retrieve Files screen appears.

5.Using Archive Selection, select the archive files you want to retrieve and specify when you want the retrieval to commence.

6.Confirm your retrieval request by choosing Execute.

and i try all the solution found in and it didn't work with me


Former Member
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You are not able to "Retrieve" the archive file because it was never stored.  It is still there and "Accessible" on the D drive per your screen shot.

Best Regards,

Karin Tillotson

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hi Karin,

the system is installed on D and i need to store this archived file where i can store ???


Mohamed Hafez.

Active Contributor
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Are you trying to retrieve a (not lost) file or to restore data in database from archive file ?



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hi Raymond,

       i need to store some data through archiving then after i archived the data and try to retrieve the error you see in the top occurs



Former Member
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You will not be able to retrieve this since your storage job has failed.

You can check the error in storage job and try re-running it.

Post that, you can retrive it from SARA.

Till then file will remain ONLY accessible through file system...tcode AL11.

Hope it helps!!


Yogesh Soman.