Can anyone pls provide recommendation about scheduling the action usage job using the parameter- Time Period. We have always scheduled using the default parameters however the GRAC_ACTION_USAGE_SYNC is leading to memory issues in the plugin system. The job is currently scheduled to run on hourly basis but since it's leading to memory issues so we are trying to follow sap recommendation for scheduling the job using the time period. While trying the schedule the background job through SPRO i can see that the retention period has a default value 432.000. Can I schedule this job to run on period basis through SPRO with time period as 1.800 and keep the retention period the same as default.
the Retention Period is for the data retention time for GRACACTTRANS table. This part is responsible to avoid data duplication; it stores the already stored data for this amount of time. It has no effec on the dumps in the backend, so if you do not change the number of STAT files in the backend systrm, you don't need to change it.
The best practice for set the proper value of the Time Period parameter is to halve it until you don't see any more dump in the backend system. This parameter depends on many factors, hence there are no value which is best for everyone. The experience is that around 300 second about 99% of the backend systems are working without any dump or further issues. So this would be a safe value, however each and every decrease of this value is increase the number of RFC calls, hence slightly increase the overall execution time. So this is why SAP suggest to find the optimal value for every system. You don't need to change anything else, just this parameter to avoid the dumps in the backend system.
Best regards, Mate