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RE: SPM Background JObs

Dear Experts,

We have scheduled FF log background jobs (/VIRSA/zvfatbak) to execute for every hours. What happens if the job is not completed in two hours, will the second execution waits until the 1st execution is completed?

Please advise.

Thanks,

Raj

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    Feb 23, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    Hello Raj!

    > ..What happens if the job is not completed in two hours...

    Well, if that happens is because you have a serious problem. In that case you should investigate why the job is taking so much time instead of worrying about "job overlapping". How long is taking the job to complete in your system?

    Cheers,

    Diego.

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    Feb 23, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    Hi Raj.

    I assume this is for GRC AC 5.2/3 and your concern is of potential loss of log data from not being recorded.

    Usually, an hourly job is set up (as you have done, which actually reads the previous 62 minutes of activity), but I have also seen clients set up additional jobs as a precautionary measure to ensure that all data is captured in the case of system or job scheduling issues, i.e. create a job that runs every four hours (with a read time of four (4) hours) or at the end of the day (with a read time of twelve (12) hours) in addition to having the regular hourly job scheduled. This usually works well.

    There is more details of covering such scenarios in SAP note 1039144 "Superuser job is not completing or is not retrieving data" https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1039144

    Hope that helps.

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      Thank you Diego/Kaushal.

      I have not faced this issue till now. I just wanted to know just in case.

      Thanks for your prompt answers. Points awarded.