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SAP R3 4.7 upgrade to ECC6 EHP7 in Windows 2003

Dear All,

I have a current system running on Windows 2003, Mssql 2000 and R3 4.7. We are going to upgrade our current setup to ECC6 EHP7 with MSSQL2012.

Our new server comes with Windows 2012 R2. We are aware that Mssql 2000 or Mssql 2005 is not supported in Windows 2012 R2. Therefore we are going to get temporary server (with Windows 2003) to upgrade. Below is the plan:

1. Prepare a temporary server with same OS level as current setup (Windows 2003).

2. Install SAP 4.7, MSSQL 2000 and perform system copy of old server to the temporary server.

3. Upgrade MSSQL 2000 to MSSQL 2005. 4. Upgrade SAP 4.7 to ECC6 EHP7

5. Upgrade MSSQL 2012

6. Install ECC 6.0 EHP7 on new server

7. System Copy from temporary server to new server.

Please advice if the upgrade 4.7 to ECC6 EHP7 in Windows 2003 is possible. Also upgrade MSSQL2005 to MSSQL2012 in Windows 2003 is possible.

I have searched in all the relevant site but could not get conclusive answer such as PAM, Notes,etc.

Many thanks for your input.



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    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 06:12 AM

    Hi Kharthi

    For Upgrading current system to ERP6 EHP7 you have to follow the three stesp

    1. From the current OS/ DB & SAP level upgrade to ECC 6 / NW 7.00 SP level 31 (You can perform this on your Old system)

    2. From ECC 6 / NW 7.00 SP level 31 (On old server ) you can perform the SAP Homogeneous System copy(Backup/retore or detach/attch method) from the old to new server with Windows 2012 & MS Sql 2012. (using the SWPM)

    SAP system upgrade and System copy refer the SAP guide from - Select you OS /DB & Sap version

    3. From the new server you can upgrade to SAP ERP 6 EHP7. before that in your landscape if any other SAP system connected in the ECC. check the interoperability with SAP version, refer the SAP Note with PDF

    1388258 - Version Interoperability within the SAP Business Suite



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    • Hi Kharthi

      Q: Current OS Windows 2003 and DB SQL2000. Can we upgrade to ECC6 with SQL 2000? I believe we need at least SQL 2005. Please advise.

      I think with the current version you can upgrade the MS Sql 2005,and also you can refer the SAP Note

      799058 - Setting Up Microsoft SQL Server 2005

      Q: After we upgrade to ECC6 on old server with SQL2000, can we perform backup/restore to new server which installed with SQL2012? Backup/restore SQL 2000 to SQL2012 possible?

      After upgrade the MS SQl 2005 with SAP Version ECC6 you can either restore the database from 2005 to 2012 or for migration you can use the SAP method export the source and import the new target system.

      First you can perform this upgrade process in test system.



  • Posted on May 11, 2015 at 08:50 AM

    Hi Ken,

    MSSQL 2012 and ERP 6.0 EHP7 is not supported on window server 2003 , it at least need

    window server 2008.

    You can follow the below steps:

    - You can upgrade the system upto ERP 6.0 Sr3 (SPS 30) on window 2003 with MSSQl 2005.

    - Then upgrade the OS and MSSQL 2012 and followed by upgrade to ERP 6.0 EHP7 from ERP 6.0

    - SAP Netweaver 7.0 SR2 (SPS30) are supported on windows 2012 and MSSQL 2012

    With Regards

    Ashutosh Chaturvedi

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