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Jim Spath

I was asked to check on a classic SAP GUI login fault when testing a network connectivity solution. Getting to a point of knowing enough to ask intelligent questions was my first step, sort of

Last time I popped my detective hat above the cubicle wall was 6 months or so ago, in the last episode called I Carry A Spool or How The ABAP Detective Found His LP. That was

After time off in early Fall, November filled up with project meetings and task lists. We’re working with offsite server image farms, and the first order of business after getting network routing up was connecting

With really bad timing, I had planned a short conference followed by personal time off, immediately after the SAP community site upgrade on October 10. Making matters worse, the house needed to be turned upside

Last month, I posted https://blogs.sap.com/2016/10/14/old-unix-shell-code-may-never-die/ concerning preparing to move shell scripts from one OS to another.  As the SAP Community site was newly migrated, it was a bit of a rush. The primary tag was

We recently started a project to move our BW landscape out of our datacenter, and go from an Oracle database to that SAP one. It is inevitable, based on SAP’s road map, though the timing

For weeks, on and off, I worked the print spool case.  For those who don’t know what that means, or who I am, you could look it up in your Yellow Pages.  Except those don’t

After a week of minor fire-fights and other business as usual, I took a look at several systems that had gone through Oracle database compression and storage improvements.  Some performance metrics would be influenced by

Previously: 24 Hours After Oracle Compression Quite previously: Our Oracle compression project progress Batch Run times should go down, or, at the worst, stay around the same.  So how are we going to notice something

After the completion of the work alluded to in Our Oracle compression project progress I took a look at the systems.  As it’s the weekend, normal (much less peak) volumes have yet to occur, but