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Continuation with the blog on installing FF, I am posting some issues we might face with FF jobs.

http://scn.sap.com/community/security/blog/2013/01/07/sap-firefighter-installation

Fire Figther jobs were failing with dump SYSTEM_NO_ROLL

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We might think that the memory parameters or system is not tuned to handle the load

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The spool above shows that data was pulled from Dec 2011 till date.  This was caused by a wrong entry in table /VIRSA/ZFFNOTIF

As per note 1444468, we need to modify the entry NOTIFTYPE = 2 in table /VIRSA/ZFFNOTIF to current date. The date was pointing to 2011 as below

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As the LAST_RUN_DATE has an old date for NOTIFTYPE = 2, you will need to update it. The job /VIRSA/ZVFATBAK is trying to retrieve information from 05.12.2011 to the current date. Please, update the LAST_RUN_DATE for NOTIFTYPE = 2 from 05.12.2011 to today’s date.

This change will resolve the issue and /VIRSA/ZVFATBAK will run normally again.

The table cannot be edited using sm30(if maintenance view is not created) or se11, we need to use the debugging mode to edit the entries/

Double click on code and change to EDIT as below

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Click on pencil

Click F8 and we get below screen

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Edit the date to current date and time and save.

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This fixed the issue with the memory dump. We also faced issue with runtime of the FF jobs which I will post in the next blog.

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