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system copy with export only Java for system dual stack

Hi expert SAP

I would like to know if it is possible to make a system copy using the 'RMAN' to the export for abap (all filesystem sapdata) and software rovisioning manager (Sapinst) for export only part of java.

The system is ECC6 EHP2 DB Oracle SO Unix

There is a standard guide or RMAN is certified by sap for this activity?

I followed this guide but it did not help me

System Copy Guide

SAP Systems Based on the Application Server ABAP+Java of SAP NetWeaver on UNIX

Using the Software Provisioning Manager 1.0

Valid for SAP Systems Based on:■

SAP NetWeaver 7.0■

SAP NetWeaver 7.0 including Enhancement Package 1■

SAP NetWeaver 7.0 including Enhancement Package 2■

SAP NetWeaver 7.0 including Enhancement Package 3

Thanks in advance


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    Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    For ABAP:

    Restore the source system database to the target system.

    For Java:

    Start sapinst on the source system and export the Java stack.

    Just mark the option "Use Database Specific Tools" in sapinst.

    Move the export dump to the target system and start the sapinst with "Use Database Specific Tools" and import it.



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    • Former Member

      HI Reagan

      Thank you, this option " Use Database Specific Tools "has started the export only part Java

      In the guide this option is specificate only per DB2 and not for Oracle

      thanks Regards


  • Posted on Nov 28, 2013 at 07:30 PM

    Hello Sandro,

    When you perform a system copy of a dual stack system, you cannot perform the backup and/or export of only one of the stacks. Your current system is a SAP ERP 6.02, which is based on SAP NetWeaver 7.0.

    When you perform a "system refresh", you backup the database and restore it into an existing system. It is only possible with ABAP-only systems. As your system is a dual stack, it is not supported by SAP.

    System Copy Guide


    1.4 Restrictions

    The target system installation consists of both the target database and target instance/application server installations. For the scenarios below, the following holds:

    - Refreshing the database is not supported. Refreshing the database means that only the database is loaded with the content of a database of a different system. Since no migration controller is invoked in this scenario, this is not supported.

    - Copying only the database is not supported.

    1.5 Constraints

    When your system is a dual-stack system and you perform a system copy, your source system is copied to the target system as a whole. This means, it is neither possible to exclude a single stack from the system copy nor to copy a separate stack only.


    The correct procedure is following as described by System Copy Guide. You need to use the SWPM to perform the backup of the database and also run the export of the java central instance.

    Then during the target system installation you can restore the database.

    You can check further details about the correct procedure following the sections:

    - Database-Specific System Copy

    - Oracle-Specific Procedure

    You can find the SWPM and the System Copy guides in the link below:

    Also please remember to refer SAP note #1680045 for further details regarding SWPM.

    Best Regards,

    Henrique Girardi

    SAP Active Global Support

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    Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Hello Sandro,

    Refer to the link for info on DB copy using RMAN :



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