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Storing Archive file using SARA


I am trying to archive an archiving object in SARA. I have already created the variant in the WRITE action. How do I make sure that the archive file is stored in a directory in the file system?

When I go to Archive object specific customizing -> Technical settings -> Content Server, I don't know which content server to use. I tried using a few of them from the list, but they dnt connect to the the system I want.

So how do I store the archive file generated to the location in a particular server?



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    Sep 09, 2009 at 07:07 AM

    Hi Ajay,

    Archiving is performed in the following basic steps:

    1. Write program writes the archive files on the file system

    2. Delete program deletes the data from the database

    3. Store program moves the archive files from the file system to external storage (content server)

    If you have implemented an external storage system (such as SAP content server, Dcoumentum, IXOS etc), only then can you store (step 3 above) your archive files; in other words, the content server you are searching for comes into picture only when you have an external storage implemented and the corresponding customizing is in place.

    If you do not have an external storage system implemented, then you can just perform the Write and Delete steps (leave the content server blank); then the archive files will be stored in the location specified by the logical path and logical file name combination you customize in Basis Customizing -> Cross-Client File Name/Paths (transaction FILE).

    Please refer to the Customizing documentation in the Link:[]

    Hope this helps,


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      Hi Mylene,

      As you mentioned that Content server is not required. So you mean to say, that if there is no archiving solution, you can store it in the file system level?

      Then can I store the document(pdf) generated through some transaction(invoice, dunning letter etc) can be archived in FS?

      But after checking the OCA0, the document area: Archivelink, but storage type ??? what to select to get those files on FS or local disk?


  • Sep 09, 2009 at 07:02 AM

    Have you setup a repository in OAC0?... A SAP Content Server is a HTTP repository



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