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2827950 - How-To: Cancel Hanging Backup on SAP HANA


Backup is hanging or running long, and it needs to be cancelled or terminated.

However, cancelling from database level using HANA cockpit or HANA studio doesn't work. When check the backup status using the following SQL statement, you can see the backup is still in running state:

select * from "SYS"."M_BACKUP_CATALOG" where STATE_NAME = 'running';

Cancelling using SQL statement for data backups below also doesn't work:

BACKUP CANCEL [FOR <database_name>] <backup_ID>

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  • SAP HANA Platform 1.0
  • SAP HANA Platform 2.0


SAP HANA 1.0, platform edition


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