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/hana/shared volume full and growing quickly What is the reason for this.?



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Hi kumu94 

This issue usually happens when you don't perform regular full instance backups and don't reclaim the log space. This can be caused by a large backup catalog or a high frequency of log backups.

You can check SAP Notes:

1946592 - The number of log backup grows very fast

2083715 - Analyzing log volume full situations

2096851 - Backup Catalog Housekeeping within HANA DB

2263886 - Very large log backups caused by large log backup catalog


You can find in SAP HANA Administration Guide chapter "5.2.7 Housekeeping for Backup Catalog and Backup Storage".

When you create a Full Instance Backup, the logbackups and logsegments are consumed by the backup.


Next Step:

Please check if there are many log backup files in this path. If yes, you can temperately move these files to other folder. As long as you have performed a latest instance backup, you can delete these log files.
Afterwards follow the steps below:


- Perform a Full Instance Backup of SAP HANA System;

- IMPORTANT: Be aware that the next steps are instructions to remove old backup from your SAP HANA System and Operational System;

- Go to SAP HANA Studio -> Backup -> Backup Catalog. In this screen you should select a date to remove all old backup before that date;

- Select the “Data Backup” and right click -> Delete Older Backups -> Select “Catalog and Backup Location” and check the option “File System” -> Next (see the list of files) -> Finish (This process should take several minutes);


2)After remove old backup files, please follow the steps:

- Perform a Full Instance Backup of your SAP HANA System;

- Delete old backups from SAP HANA Studio -> Backup -> Backup Catalog;

- Go to Administration -> Configuration -> search log_mode in Filter -> update log_mode to "overwrite"

- Run the query in your environment: ALTER SYSTEM RECLAIM LOG;

- Perform a new Full Instance Backup of your SAP HANA System;


Keep performing this steps until the partitions stop to fill.


Remember to roll back log_mode to "normal" after all the steps.  Let me know if you have any question or if you require any further assistance.

Kind Regards
Nidhi Singh
SAP Business One Support