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MSSQL Homogeneous System Copy

Hi,

We are deploying a Production CRM Distributed System on SQL Server. We did a fresh install back on 2013 of the development system, and after applying SPs we took a DB backup of the updated system. We save that backup for deploy QAS and finally PRD.

Now, we are installing PRD System with Homogeneous System Copy and distributed installation. The problem is that the Software Provisioning Manager we use for the other two installations don´t let us choose the destination drive for the Kernel files of the Database Instance. It seems that the sapinst is choosing a drive letter by itself. I need to change that destination drive and the sapinstgui don´t show me the option!!!

I´, using SWPM1.0 sp3. New SWPM (SP07) doesn´t have EHP3 for CRM 7.0 component and the option for destination drive is not shown anyway.

Is there any way to choose destination drive by modifying some xml control file, o something?

Regards,

A.

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    Jan 15, 2015 at 08:34 PM

    I managed to solve the problem with Benjamin Reagan suggestion. It seems that spinst chek for biggest drive and then picks up that drive as "Destination Drive".

    I modified keydb.xml and inifile.xml.

    In keydb.xml you need to modify this values:

    - "saploc" and "sapmnt" in t_NW_Options section.

    - "sapDrive" in t_NW_Systems

    - "sapdrive" in t_pd

    In inifile.xml you need to modify "sapdrive" value in t_pd section.

    Thanks for all of you.

    Regards,

    A.

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  • Jan 14, 2015 at 03:45 PM

    Select the Drive which is available in SWPM

    Continue to the next step and close the installer

    Now check the entry in the keydb.xml and modify it. (Backup a copy before you modify it)

    Start sapinst and continue with the old option.

    At the final screen "Summary" before the installation check if the new drive is taken by sapinst.

    If the new drive is not taken by sapinst then try to modify it there by marking the "check box"

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  • Jan 13, 2015 at 08:08 PM

    Hi Andres,

    This question isn't really about SQL Server, but about SWPM, so it would probably do better in the Software Logistics space.

    Are you using the same version of SWPM that you used to copy your source system to your QAS instance? Did it give you the option to choose the drive for kernel installation then? If you are using the same versions of everything and the same procedure, you should see the same results in PRD that you saw in QAS.

    Most likely you ticked the option at the beginning for "Standard Installation" instead of "Custom Installation." I believe the standard will try to install on the C: drive, which is one reason to always choose a custom installation.

    Regards,

    Matt

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    Jan 14, 2015 at 08:52 AM

    are you getting error as mentioned in below screen shot?

    I hope you have installed the ASCS installation first before starting the Central instance installation.


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    Jan 14, 2015 at 09:27 AM

    Also to get the EHP3 for CRM option download file SWPM10SP07_2-20009707.SAR from Link --> Installations and Upgrades - C" SAP CRM" SAP CRM ENHANCE PACKAGE" EHP3 FOR SAP CRM 7.0" SAP NETWEAVER 7.4" SOFTWARE PROVISIONING MGR 1.0


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  • Jan 14, 2015 at 09:39 AM

    Hi Andres,

    The sapinst takes from Profile which given by you.

    Why you want to change the executable directory?

    The distributed environment sap executable are pointing the shared sapmnt directory only which central instance located.

    Regards,

    V Srinivasan

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    • Are you distributing the system all on the same host? If you have already installed the ASCS on this host, and now are separately installing the DB instance on the same host, it is not going to give you an option for the drive for \usr\sap because you already have a \usr\sap folder.

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 01:06 PM

    Hi Andres,

    SAPEXE directory is common directory for all instance, Central Instance, Database Instance, and Dialog instance.

    Why you want to change this directory?

    \\hostname\sapmnt is common for all instance.

    sapinst take this directory from profiles.

    This is not SWPM or sapinst issue.

    Regards,

    V Srinivasan

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  • Jan 14, 2015 at 03:55 PM

    Hi Andres,

    Do you want to change directory

    \\msp1201\sapmnt\ to \\msp1203\sapmnt ??

    Regards,

    V Srinivasan

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