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2382830 - bpm_delete_only job ending with error


You run bpm_delete_only job properly but it finishes with ERROR status.

Then you check the default trace relevant to the failure per the instructions in SAP KBA 1596214. As a result, the following exceptions appear:

  • I/O problem occurred when executing Archiving Command indexdescribe
  • Processing of delete only command failed
    com.sap.glx.arch.commands.ArchCommandException: I/O problem occurred when executing Archiving Command indexdescribe
    at com.sap.engine.core.thread.execution.CentralExecutor$SingleThread.run(CentralExecutor.java:328)
    Caused by: java.io.IOException: response_code=401
    at com.sap.archtech.archconn.commands.AbstractArchCommand.execute(AbstractArchCommand.java:275)
  • Job "<job_id>" could not be run as user "<logged_in_user>".
    java.security.PrivilegedActionException: com.sap.glx.arch.commands.ArchCommandException: I/O problem occurred when executing Archiving Command indexdescribe
    at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
    at com.sap.engine.core.thread.execution.CentralExecutor$SingleThread.run(CentralExecutor.java:328)
    Caused by: com.sap.glx.arch.commands.ArchCommandException: I/O problem occurred when executing Archiving Command indexdescribe
    at com.sap.glx.arch.commands.ArchCommandsManager.propagateIOError(ArchCommandsManager.java:214)
    Caused by: java.io.IOException: response_code=401

The logged on user has full authorization to perform the deletion, according to what is mentioned in the following SAP KBA:
2367392 - Missing permission error for bpm_delete_only job

Although the UME action SAP_BPM_DELETE_PROCESS is assigned to the user, the job still fails with 401 error (not authorized).



  • SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management
  • Java Archiving Service


SAP NetWeaver 7.2 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.3 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.4 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.5 ; SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.3


KBA , BC-BMT-BPM-SRV , Process Server , Problem

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