Procedure documentationDisplaying Information About the Log Area Locate this document in the navigation structure


  • You are logged on to the database as the database system administrator or as a DBM operator.

  • The database is in the ONLINE operational state.


  1. Select the database in the explorer tree.

  2. In the context menu of the database, choose Administration.

  3. Open the Log Area tab page.

    Log Area: Information




    Log settings:

    Automatic log backup: Activating or Deactivating Automatic Log Backup

    To change any of these settings, choose the corresponding link.


    Free and used space in the log area


    Information on logging:

    • Log pages written with redo log entries

    • Wait for Log Writer

      Indicates how often the system had to wait for a commit or rollback for the Log Writer for finish an I/O operation

    • Group Commits

      Indicates how often the system wrote pages that waited for more than one task

    • If the value of Log I/O Queue Overflow is greater than 0, increase the space available for log queues.

      You can configure the number of log queues with the special database parameter LogQueues and the size of the log queues with LogQueueSize.


    Database parameters relevant for log volumes

    More information: Database Administration, Database Parameters

    Log Volumes

    Configured log volumes

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Database Administration, Monitoring Databases

Concepts of the Database System,