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DB backup/SBO-COMMON

Hi,

My company recently introduced SAP and I'm currently trying to set up off-site backups of the DB onto S3. My problem is, the SBO-COMMON backup is currently sitting at 601GB.

So..

A) Is that normal?! Since it's only been about four months max since we started using it properly and we're a pretty small company with two people in Accounts that actually use it on a daily basis.

B) Will SBO-COMMON be required to get back up and running with the company DB's(as if nothing had ever happened), say in the case of a fire or all disks in the raid failed at the same time? As I've read online that reinstalling SBO will create a new SBO-COMMON database, but haven't been able to confirm that I'd be able to successfully restore/import the company databases with this process.

Thanks!

Matt

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  • Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 05:25 PM

    I would take a back up of SBO-COMMON and shrink the db . "As I've read online that reinstalling SBO will create a new SBO-COMMON database, but haven't been able to confirm that I'd be able to successfully restore/import the company databases with this process"- this statement is true . if you have add on you need to re register it - reinstall it

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    Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 05:39 PM

    Hi, re install SBO SERVER will create a new SBO-COMMON. also a upgrade will create database.

    You can Shrink SBO-COMMON log to reduce the space

    Greetings

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    Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 05:55 PM

    Matthew,

    I can recommend shrink your SBO-COMMON database. 601GB is a lot. You can run this script:

    alter database SBO-COMMON
    SET RECOVERY SIMPLE;
    GO
    
    /* Shrink the truncated log file to 10MB */
    DBCC SHRINKFILE (SBO-COMMON_LOG, 10);
    GO
    
    

    About SBO-COMMON backup, you can do it and after restore it if you see that just SBO-COMMON failed. However, if the windows server fails (hard drives, arrays, OS, etc) then you have to reinstall SAP Business One server and a new SBO-COMMON will be created automatically.

    Regards,

    JC.

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