Provisioning and Administration with SAP HANA Cloud

Examining the SAP HANA Traces

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Examine the SAP HANA Traces

Examining the SAP HANA Database Traces

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, you will learn how to navigate the cloud version of the SAP HANA database explorer to be able to examine the database trace files.

Business Case

As a database administrator, you often need to look at the database trace files to diagnose and analyze errors. For this the SAP HANA cloud database provides the SAP HANA database explorer.

SAP HANA Cloud Trace Files

The SAP HANA database explorer allows you to diagnose and analyze errors in an SAP HANA database by viewing the relevant diagnostic files. In the database explorer, the diagnostic files for online databases are grouped by host, and then by service.

In the SAP HANA database explorer - Overview page, Drill-down in the Database Diagnostic Files folder until you reach the indexserver folder (1). In the File Browser area all the files from the indexserver folder are shown.

In the File Browser area, select the indexserver (2) file. The indexserver file will automatically be opened in a text editor tab in the display area. In the text editor, you can search for error or warnings by pressing [CTRL]+F.

Right-clicking on a diagnostic file opens the context menu from which you can open, show files, download, copy the tracefile name or create a shortcut to the trace file.

Examine Indexserver Trace

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