Creating a Directory or Collection (Step 1)

A prerequisite for archiving (storing the resources) is either one or more WebDAV servers or one or more directories in an appropriately secure and large file system. For a quick minimum setup (file system), continue with the step described in the second bullet.

·        Choose an empty or create a new root collection in your WebDAV system.

The XML DAS authenticates against WebDAV servers using user and password set in the Configuration Adapter of the J2EE Visual Administrator. Under Configurations choose:

apps ® ® tc~TechSrv~XML_DAS ® appcfg ® Propertysheet

Under the following entries enter a user name and password of your choice:

WEBDAVCLIENTUSR = <for example xmldas>

WEBDAVCLIENTPWD = <for example sap630>

·        In case a file system is used, no such authentication takes place. Instead, the directories chosen must be accessible (read/write/create dir) for the operating system user <sid>adm in case of a UNIX system, and SAPService<sid> in case of a Windows system.

Choose an empty or create a new directory or directories and make sure they are globally mounted to all servers belonging to the SAP J2EE Engine running the XML DAS.

You want to store your archived data on host myfileserver.  Choose a name for your directory and create it on the host; for example archive_dir. Now you must make this new directory accessible to your J2EE engine.

·         For a Windows server you might have: \\myfileserver\archive_dir

·         For a Unix server you might have: /mountedfilesystem/archive_dir


To prevent unauthorized access or harmful alteration or deletion of resources or directories in the file system, give the appropriate access privileges only to SAPService<sid> or <sid>adm, respectively.

Do not manually create or delete directories or files once the archive store root directory is fixed.