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Filestore input folder size tremendously high

Hi Experts,

I would like to know how to reduce the size of Filestore. It has been observed that the size of Input folder is tremendously high compared to the size of output folder.

Instance limits has already been set to 5. Hence it seems that the size of output folder where the instances are stored is of appropriate size.

1.)So what are the factors by which the size of input folder can grow that high ?

a.)Will clearing temporary storage in CMC can help? Would there be any impact if the temp storage is cleared?

b.) If I delete the inactive users, will it help if the instances & reports are deleted from CMC?

c.) Is deleting of empty folders in FileStore supported by using -prune -trace on IFRS & OFRS in BI 4.1 SP 5. Please share the links if there's a script which could be executed.

Regards,

Diego

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    Oct 03, 2017 at 10:16 PM

    Diego,

    I would suggest you to take a look at

    1. your Alert notifications and the watches & Probes schedule from monitoring application.
    2. Schedules that are delivered to your user Inbox

    In addition to that I would suggest you to take a look at my blogs to understand what is captured in IFRS & OFRS.

    https://blogs.sap.com/2013/07/22/business-objects-administration-managing-file-repository-servers/ https://blogs.sap.com/2011/02/05/business-objects-file-repository-servers/

    https://blogs.sap.com/2013/07/15/businessobjects-administration-filestore-capacity-planning/

    https://blogs.sap.com/2013/07/16/businessobjects-administration-capacity-planning/

    Thanks

    Mani

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  • Oct 03, 2017 at 03:07 PM

    There are many factors which will increase the size of the Input FRS. Number of objects in the environment, may be the reports are saved with Data which will also increase the size of the Input FRS.

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  • Oct 04, 2017 at 07:24 AM

    Thanks Ajay, Jawahar & Manikanandan for the inputs. I'll go through the mentioned blogs.

    Can you also provide feedback on points a,b,c. Will these help to reduce the size ? I have identified couple of users who paused instances are as well tremendously high.. Will deleting them help to free up some space on FileStore ?

    Regards,

    Diego

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  • Oct 05, 2017 at 02:54 PM

    **bump**

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  • Oct 03, 2017 at 09:46 PM

    Diego,

    Another option is if you can install a BI 4.2 SP3+ test system and use the sample UNX and WebI to run reports against the CMS database. The package also gives you high-level dashboard on FRS size.

    https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/Unlock+the+CMS+database+with+new+data+access+driver+for+BI+4.2+SP3

    Regards,

    Ajay

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