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Will background jobs effect memory?


The SAP installation was running exceptionally slow so I checked the background jobs where two jobs were running one which was completed but the other called EU_REORG running.I deleted the background job.After this the performance did increase but the issue is that one day i see that the hard drive capacity was nearly 20GB but after a few days I see that it has come down to 2GB 😔 does the background job effect the way the hard drive memory is allocated? and in fact I am sole user of that SAP system so there r no chances that huge amount of documents are created overnight by itself..

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    Posted on Aug 10, 2004 at 10:41 AM

    Hi Thomas,

    Thank you for your timely response. i would be glad if you could let me know how can i prevent this from happening in future and are there any possibilities of regaining the drive space. Also i could not understand by the term physical memory that you have mentioned.If it is the RAM then i have 768 MB of RAM.

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  • Posted on Aug 10, 2004 at 07:29 AM

    Here is the description of EU_REORG from OSS Note 18023:


    As mentioned above, the indices are automatically updated online by

    the tools. To keep the effort for updating these indices as low as

    possible, only the changes are logged, which means a reorganization

    of the complete index for each program is required from time to

    time. To avoid having this reorganization interfere with online

    work, job EU_REORG runs every night and performs this task. If job

    EU_REORG did not run one night, this simply means that the

    reorganization takes place more often online.

    I can't imagine that turning off EU_REORG would cause you to consume so much disk space. I would make sure that you aren't get large core dumps or or types of trace files. Depending on how much physical memory you have in your system, these files can be quite large.

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