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Hi all,

On importing an activity i got status as import failed , and in the log file it showing some .pra file is missing at CMS archive folder , is there any way to regenerate the .pra files ? and what is .pra file.

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    Posted on Jan 09, 2014 at 09:57 AM

    Hi Govardan,

    Please post full error stack trace here so that we can help in a better way.

    Anyways, .pra files are 'Propagation Archive' files.

    For exact definition of propagation archive files, search for ".pra" in this document:

    Try checking-in and importing the file again (do this in the Transport Studio of the CMS, in the Check-in & Development tabs).

    Visit: http://<hostname>:<port>/devinf which will open up the development infrastructure WebUI. You can go to CMS transport studio from here.

    Note: Do not perform any kind of clean up in the CMS/archives folder. (Not recommended by SAP until it is the last resort).

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  • Posted on Jan 09, 2014 at 02:19 PM

    Hi Govardan,

    Was the process of Activation successful? To be more precise,

    1) Was Check-in successful.

    2) And did Activation of the successfully checked-in activity went normal?

    Please confirm this by exploring your _DEV build-space by opening the CBS.


    open the link, Component Build Services

    And check if there are any broken DCs present in your DEV buildspace.

    It seems like you may have to import the missing archive in the CMS transport studio under Check-in and Development tab.

    Or it might also be the case, where CMS transport folder may be missing the desired archive.

    Please refer to the below thread describing similar issue. And refer to the reply given by Ervin Szolke.

    CMS Import error: archive not found

    And also refer to the below mentioned thread for understanding how you can make the missing archives available in the CMS inbox directory.

    Missing Jtrans folder and CMS inbox

    Please revert with your analysis and let me know about your results.


    Shreyas Pandya

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    • hi shreyas and Ervin,

      Thanks a lot for replying , the activity for which .pra file is missing , is pretty old it was created in feb 2013 , and regarding that in CBS i could find that state is closed .

      after going through the first link ervin as specified to recreate an SCA , which is created from the current active dcs at Cons-active.

      I have to try this option ill get back once done.

  • Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 03:53 AM

    Hi Govardan,

    Looking at your error trace, I think, as i said in my earlier reply, try checking-in and importing the file again (Do this in the transport studio of the CMS in the Check-in and Development tabs).

    This should solve your problem.

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