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Moving Instance via System Copy (Follow-up)

I am moving a SAP ABAP instance to a different server by performing a system copy (SID is not Changing). The source system was running on Windows Server 2003 and the target system will be running Windows Server 2012. I am using the Homogeneous System Copy with the SQL Server Database Specific method (detach/attach).

Normally when we perform a system refresh by doing a system copy (SID is changing), we run SE06 in the follow-up steps and then select <Perform Post-Installation Actions> with the "Database Copy or Database Migration" option selected.  In this case, the SID is not changing (we are moving the system). Is it still necessary to run SE06 with <Perform Post-Installation Actions> in this scenaro?

Thanks.

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    Aug 22, 2013 at 02:34 AM

    Hi Mark,

    It good to run the step SE06 as a part of post installation actions as it will adjust the TMS information based on new server.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Deepak Kori

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    Aug 22, 2013 at 07:01 AM

    Hi Mark,

                  As Deepak suggested it is always better to run SE06 after each system copy , whether or not SID is changing.

             

    Thanks and Regards,

    Kunal Gahlot

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      Thanks for all the replies to my question.

      I have a follow up question related to what actually happens when you run SE06 with the "Database Copy or Database Migration" option.

      In my case (moving a system) via a System Copy, I do not want to release any Change Requests that are in a "Modifiable" state. I also do not want to release any "Repair" locks that are on objects. I want the system to look exactly like it did before I started the move. My goal is just to relocate the system to a different server (that has a higher OS version and DB version).

      When I run SE06 with the "Database Copy or Database Migration" option, I would be specifying that the source and target SID is the same. Will it try to release any Change Requests? Any insight into what is technically happening when I run SE06 in this manner would be appreciated. I am a little concerned about the TMS configuration since the host name is going to be different.

      Thanks.

  • Aug 22, 2013 at 03:25 AM

    Hi mark,

    Yes, you need to run SE06 even after completion of system copy as it enables you to perform following functions as post installation actions:-

    1. Generating basic settings of change and transport organizer .

    2. Closing other open requests & tasks.

    3. System change settings.

    For more information, you check http://itsiti.com/se06-processing-after-installation-of-cto link.

    Regards,

    Nilutpal.

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  • Aug 22, 2013 at 04:46 AM

    Hi Mark,

    SE06 should be run second if not first, after every such activity, thus is important and does what is stated by other, esp adjustment of TMS info.

    Regards,

    Divyanshu

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