Archiving IDocs


IDocs are stored in several database tables. To keep these tables (and access times) small (to reduce the database load), without losing any IDocs, you can archive the IDocs at operating system level. These archives can then be moved to external storage media, such as disks (using ArchiveLink) or magnetic tape.


In Customizing, you specify where the archive files are located physically (that is, which storage media are used). For more information, see Cross-Application Components (CA)  ® Archiving Application Data ® Introduction to Data Archiving ® Customizing.


·         Displaying or changing the archivable status

When can I archive IDocs?

·         Archiving functions for IDocs

How are IDocs written to and read from archive files?


Make sure that you do not archive IDocs that may still be needed by the application.

·         Deleting Links with IDocs

When do I delete IDoc links (for example, with application documents?

·         Archiving: Technical Realization

How does archiving work from a technical perspective?

See also:

·         Archiving Application Data

General archiving information