SAP/R3 - BRARCHIVE: Archive log file backup will fail when too many files have to be backed up in one job with error code BR0279E.

Article:TECH51112  |  Created: 2007-01-14  |  Updated: 2012-04-03  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH51112
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



SAP/R3 - BRARCHIVE: Archive log file backup will fail when too many files have to be backed up in one job with error code BR0279E.


Error



BR0279E Return code from 'C:\usr\sap\\sys\exe\run\backint.exe -u -f backup -i C:\oracle\\saparch\.adutlstp.lst -t file -p C:\usr\sap\\sys\exe\run\bipiram.ini -c': 2


Cause



SAP/R3 - Archive log file backup (BRARCHIVE) will fail when too many log files have to be backed up in one backup job.

By default the log files are in the SAPARCH directory.
There is no exact number by which this issue might occur.  
The relevant number is not the amount of log files within the SAPARCH directory but the amount of log files in relation to their size and other  information which are specified to be backed up with this one backup job.


The SAP specific log file will show the following output:

 
BR0280I BRARCHIVE time stamp: 2007-03-07 10.30.06
 
BR0008I Offline redo log processing for database instance: <SID>
 
BR0009I BRARCHIVE action ID: adutlstp
 
BR0010I BRARCHIVE function ID: sve
 
BR0048I Archive function: save
 
BR0011I 262 offline redo log files found for processing, total size 0.273 MB
 
BR0130I Backup device type: util_file
 
BR0109I Files will be saved by backup utility
 
BR0126I Unattended mode active - no operator confirmation required
 

 
BR0280I BRARCHIVE time stamp: 2007-03-07 10.30.06
 
BR0229I Calling backup utility with function 'backup'...
 
BR0280I BRARCHIVE time stamp: 2007-03-07 10.30.07
 
R0279E Return code from 'C:\usr\sap\<SID>\sys\exe\run\backint.exe -u <SID> -f backup -i C:\oracle\<SID>\saparch\.adutlstp.lst -t file -p C:\usr\sap\<SID>\sys\exe\run\bipiram.ini -c': 2
 

 
BR0232E 0 of 262 files saved by backup utility
 
BR0280I BRARCHIVE time stamp: 2007-03-07 10.30.07
 
BR0231E Backup utility call failed
 

 

This issue is caused by the fact that the creation of the selection list for this particular SAP backup job reached a hard coded limit.
For more information about the issue "Unable to create selection list" please see Related Documents.


 

Solution



Workaround:
Run the backups more frequently to ensure that not too many log files needed to be backed up in one backup job.



 
 

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Description

SAP - Archive log file backups are failing when you have more then 185 log files



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287868


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