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Best Practice / Strategy to back-up interfaces

Hi Gurus

I wanted to reach out to you to get an opinion on the best practice / strategy to back-up interface messages.

Our client wants to back-up interface messages both at source and target for a few critical interfaces.

Some of these interface are File to File, File to Proxy, Proxy to SOAP.

  • File to File: We are having archiving at source - using standard option to archive in file source directory / PI server too.
    • Target - Client wants to archive the target file too - option to request target application to archive after processing - any other options?!
  • File to Proxy: Source File archiving same as the above scenario - how to archive proxy message - standard retention period is set as 30 days for successful messages - how do we archive apart from retention period beyond 30 days ?!
  • Proxy to SOAP: How do we archive source side & target side payloads?!

Alternate archive approach for all the above 3 cases:

  • Option # 1: On the file/FTP Is it best to add receiver and have the receiver messages routed to specific FTP folders - We still need an answer for Proxy / SOAP messages.
  • Option # 2:  Can we take regular period back-up's of the PI back-end system tables which store these messages - is this a possibility?! IF yes, how do we retrieve the data from these back end tables.
  • Option # 3: ANY OTHER OPTIONS?!

Your help is greatly appreciated!!

Thank you,


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    Jan 14, 2015 at 08:55 AM

    Hi Ritu,

    My few cents.

    1. For Source File you can archive it at Source Dir as you mentioned.

    2. For Receiver File archiving : You can create 1 more Dummy file Interface and use the same MM to link it to another Receiver File CC where you can define your Archive Dir (1:N scenario).

    3. For SOAP / Proxy: You can Define Archiving & Retention as suggested in following links:

    Archiving & Deletion of messages in PI - Part 1

    Defining Interfaces and Retention Periods for Archiving - Integration Engine - SAP Library

    Hope it helps


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