A hotfix is available that enables you to clear the BAM data from the BAMPrimaryImport database instead of having to archive the data to the BAMArchive database in BizTalk Server 2006

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INTRODUCTION

In Microsoft BizTalk Server, you use Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) to monitor data about business processes. The BAM data is stored in the BAMPrimaryImport database. To optimize the performance in accessing the activity data over time, the BAM maintenance Data Transformation Services (DTS) and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages can be scheduled to run periodically. The BAM maintenance Data Transformation Services (DTS) and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages move data from the BAMPrimaryImport database into the BAMArchive database.

After you apply this hotfix, you can choose to clear the BAM data instead of having to archive the data to the BAMArchive database. In this manner, the BAM data does not occupymuch disk space.

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To support clearing the BAM data from the BAMPrimaryImport database, an Archive column of the tinyint date type is added to the bam_Metadata_Activities table. When the field is set to "1", the BAM data is archived to theBAMArchive database when the BAM maintenance DTS and SSIS packages are executed. When it is set to "0", the BAM data iscleared after a specified time. To set a value for the Archive column, you can run the BAM Management Utility (bm.exe) as follows:
bm.exe set-archive -Activity:<BAM Activity> -ShouldArchive:False/True
To enable this feature, apply this hotfix by following the steps that are documented in the Readme.txt file that is contained in this hotfix package. To purge the BAM data, run the following command: 
 bm.exe set-archive -Activity:<BAM Activity> -ShouldArchive:False
To archive the BAM data, run the following command:
 bm.exe set-archive -Activity:<BAM Activity> -ShouldArchive:True


Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

You must have BizTalk Server 2006 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart Requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix Replacement Information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File Information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Bm.exe3.5.1779.0112,44001-Jun-200911:12x86
Microsoft.biztalk.bam.management.dll3.5.1779.03,143,55201-Jun-200911:12x86

REFERENCES

For more information about BAM, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd760259.aspx

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Article ID: 971984 - Last Review: February 22, 2012 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Enterprise Edition
Keywords: 
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