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HANA System Copy : High Size appliance to Lower Size appliance assuming DBSIZE = Higher Size appliance

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Just we are learning on Sizing for HANA. - HANA System Copy : 512GB to 128 GB

For this instant , Let us understand, I have 512GB HANA System for Production, and I want to perform Homogeneous Systems copy of it , on to the HANA Appliance of Size 128 GB . [ Assuming no HDD Space short on 128 GB Appliance].

Thinking : 512GB appliance for Production and 128GB appliance for Non-Production [Dev + Quality]

01. Is it possible or not ?

02. If possible - What will be Side Effects of Higher HANA DB Size Copy onto Lower Size Appliance

03. This is to bring TCO of HANA landscape to low ...Are we thinking right or wrong ?

As we are early birds, please if our questions are meaningless ?



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    Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 04:31 PM


    This is possible. You can restore backup from production to other systems having lesser configuration. Disadvantage would be you cannot expect same performance as on production system.

    You can refer to attached ppt in below link for more information.



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  • Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 04:48 PM


    Check this guide

    SAP HANA Administration Guide | SAP HANA

    Section: 4.2.14 Copying a Database Using Backup and Recovery



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    • So Experts....

      I am just taking a simple statement as Take away that.

      To bring down the TCO


      Not worried about Performance compare to production - Qty/Dev

      I can copy a 2TB HANA system on to 128 GB HANA Appliance.... [ Assume I do not have any short of Disk Space in 128GB appliance by what ever Tweak ]

      Technically nothing stops me - except performance differentiators.

      Please Confirm with a single reply please.


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