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Defualt ECM files under Root Node

Hi ECM Experts

Can any one explain what are the files exists under default/ecm. ( Related to server SAP NW 7.3 EHP1 )

We see only one file that is ".~system~" under root "/" ( this forward slash seems like a default root for ecm) what is the use of the file ".~system~"

We would like to remove/delete this file from this root folder. As we would like to use this default ecm for storing our required files.

Why we are planing to delete file ".~system~" from root folder - we will be giving access to Module lead - a user to monitor the files created and remove the unnecessary files. If by any chance this user delete this file what will be the consequences and how to recover it back.

Kindly provide your necessary information asap so that we can make up quick decision.

Thank you.


M. Raghavendra

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    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 12:41 PM

    Referring to ECMI Providing ECM Repositories as Copies of the SAP Template - Configuration of SAP NetWeaver CE - SAP Library

    Isn't that .~system~ a folder instead of a file? If I recall correctly that should contain some required metadata of the repository that must not be deleted.



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    • Hi Dieter

      I asked my Basis team to restart the server to check the consequences of this. And in log files we found nothing.

      Then again checked our custom application where we can see the files/folders under root.

      The required folder ".~system~" been created after system restart with out our intervention.

      Really thank you for your stand when I was in issue.


      M. Raghavendra

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