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System copy on distributed system.


We are planning for database refresh for sandbox with production data. Both prod and sandbox are installed as distributed system CI and DB on different server. As I am doing refresh on MS SQL 2008 R2(windows 2008 r2) for the first time. I require your guidance.

We are planning to go with backup restore method as for detach attach method we don't have downtime window for prod.

My query is first I will restore the backup of prod to sandbox, after restore where I will be running SWPM? only at DB system or both CI as well as DB system.

And how do I check if my database schema or non schema. and if it is a schema system then how should I go further.

Please help.


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    Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 08:08 PM

    Hi Kif,

    It really is only the database that you are refreshing, so you will run SWPM on the DB instance of your sandbox after restoring the backup made from PRD.

    As for your schema question, almost all systems today are schema systems, with the schema = sid (in lower-case, for an ABAP system). Older SAP systems used the default dbo schema. Either way, when you run SWPM it will convert the schema from the prd sid to the sbx sid (or from dbo to the sbx sid) as part of its run. There shouldn't be much you need to do manually for this.



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