KB 167 (ABAP): Application logs cannot be deleted
Version: 1 from 25.01.2023
BALHDR and BALDAT tables are growing. Number of records with BALHDR-OBJECT=/BNWVS/ is growing and SLG2 does not remove these records.
The problem is related to SP 7.01.
Due to the bug, BALHDR-DEL_BEFORE flag is set, which prevents SLG2 from deletion such entries.
Please set Application Log Level to ‘No log’ and contact PowerConnect support to get a hotfix transport.
Reduce Application log level (temporary step until hotfix transport is imported or upgrade performed):
Open Application log settings using Administrator->App Log Level
3. Set log level to 'No Log' and confirm the selection
Once this done, no PowerConnect logs will not be recorded in BALHDR/BALDAT tables.
Hotfix import and logs cleanup:
Stop PowerConnect jobs.
Import the transport N71K905234 into the system.
Use SE38 to run program /BNWVS/BC_SBAL_DELETE (delivered in the transport above) in the client where PowerConnect is running.
The recommendation is to run it in background mode as a job.
Wait for job completion
Increase Log Level to 'Error' level
Start PowerConnect jobs again
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