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Snapshot '<comment>' exists since <date>, used size <number> GB, max needed <number> GB

Number of existing snapshots changed from <last_number> to <number>, used size <number_of> pages (<number_of> GB), max. needed size <number_of> pages (<number_of> GB)



A database snapshot freezes the current status of the database area. As data has to be stored redundantly the size of the database may increase significantly.

See FAQ for detailed information.

User Response

If there is danger of a database full situation make sure that data volumes are added in time. Or drop snapshots which are not necessary any longer.


More Information 

Relevant  DB-Analyzer Files
Helpful with ...
 DBAN_FILLING.csvProvides information about the fill level of the database. 
SAP Notes
 Helpful with ...
1423732 - FAQ: SAP MaxDB database snapshots 
Expert Sessions (link to trainings)
Content / Helpful with ...
Session 17: SAP MaxDB Shadow Page AlgorithmProvides some information about snapshots at the end of the presentation.
Documentation (links)



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