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How to send transports between domain links

Hi, all

I have setup a domain link between 2 ECC 6.0 systems which are on different server, different /usr/sap/trans and different firewalls. They are network connected though via the sapdp and sapgw ports. The domain link is up and running. However, I couldn't figure out how to forward transports from one system to another.

I tried to logon from one sap system -> stms -> Go the queue -> select the transport -> request -> forward to the other SAP system. I got error: "trasnport control program tp ended with error code 0208. Errors: error in transport profile".

From STMS of the source system, I then go directly into the queue and target system -> extra requests -> find request in other group -> select the source system. Again, the got the dreaded 0208 error.

Please help as I am running out of ideas.

Thanks,

Jonathan.


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  • May 06, 2014 at 09:05 PM

    Hi Jonathan,

    If you expect to regularly move transports between these systems, then they should probably both be in the same transport domain, with a common \usr\sap\trans.  Forwarding of transport requests is generally only done between systems in the same domain (but not necessarily the same transport route).

    If this is just for occasional, very infrequent requests, then I think it would be quicker and easier to just manually copy the transport request from one to the other.  Find the data file and cofile from \usr\sap\trans\data and \usr\sap\trans\cofiles for the released transport from the source system, copy them to the \data and \cofiles folders on the target system, and then in STMS of the target system use Extras... Other Requests... Add, and manually input the transport request.

    Regards,

    Matt

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    • I think what you probably need to do is to configure all systems in a common transport domain, but put them in separate transport groups within that domain.  Each transport group shares a common /usr/sap/trans location, so in your case each system would be in its own group.  However, you still have just one common domain, with one system as the transport domain controller.  I admit, I've not had to setup or work with a setup like this, but it is described in the online documentation (Transport Management System - Concept (SAP Library - Change and Transport System - Overview (BC-CTS))), so it should be possible to do.  It's also possible to setup domain links, allowing each system to be its own transport domain.  In all of these setups, however, I believe you will find that the systems must have a way to talk to common files.  If you cannot do that, then you will need to find a way of manually moving the files from system to system, and you will have undone many of the significant advantages of the SAP transport infrastructure and concept.  I would urge you to take a look at this older thread on this same topic:  .  In it, @Markus Doehr, who has probably forgotten more about this stuff than I will ever know, says much the same thing, and as he points out, SAP's transport concept regularly passes the most stringent of audits.

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    May 06, 2014 at 09:39 PM

    After more troubleshooting, I am getting this new error when trying to forward transports acorss the domain link from the source system:

    Note that the sidadm on the source system has full access on the cofile that STMS is complaining about. I can go to the unix prompt with sidadm and update the cofile using vi. So this error is obviously misleading. Any idea?

    Thanks,

    Jonathan.

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    • Former Member Matt Fraser

      Sure. But how do I fix the issue? By the way, I have already tried to attach the target system to the domain of the source with a different domain_group. Still I got the same permission error.

      Thanks,

      Jonathan.

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    May 07, 2014 at 04:10 AM

    The forwarding works fine now. The problem was caused by wrong permission on the /usr/sap/trans/cofiles directory on the destination server. It is owned by another user and sapsys only has read and execute on it.

    Thank you Matt for your help as you are on the right path.

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    May 06, 2014 at 08:45 PM

    Here is the screenshot of the error:

    The source of the transport is from SD7 and system SM7 is the receiver system.

    Thanks,

    Jonathan.

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