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in case you are running SP 6 (revision 60 or higher), you might have wondered what the new “compileserver” process is for (one per HANA instance).


The compileserver is needed with SAP HANA SP6 as compiling of L-Procedures has been thrown out of Indexserver.


Without compile server, HANA will not start any more. This is a feature. For customers this is irrelevant, as HANAs default parameters will make sure that it is started. If customers change these defaults, the system is no longer supported.

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  1. Former Member

    Thanks Mr. Marc,

    Good to know about it. I also got confused when found the process running on Linux under compileserver name. May I know what L-procedures stands for ?

    If you allow, May I ask why Indexserver is called “index server” ? I mean other processes are having name to their actual task. Index server is rather not sticking to it. Please let me know.


    King Arthur

    1. Marc Bernard
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      Hi Arthur,

      the name “indexserver” is stemming from the TREX solution (TREX search engine – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) for text indexing and searching that was the foundation for BW Accelerator and later SAP HANA. What used to be a solution for unstructured data only, is now a full blown database and platform for developing and running business applications :-).


      Product Management SAP EDW (BW/HANA)


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