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Is it possible to run ABAP Developer trial version from Raspberry Pi? #ABAP_Trial

I think I'm being a but too optimistic here. I was thinking, would it be possible to run the ABAP Trial version running from a Raspberry Pi.

I was thinking, maybe a person could install Debian Linux on the Raspberry Pi and then have the server version running from a external hard drive plugged into the Pi? I have a 32GB SD card for my Pi.

I think this is unlikely but if at all possible would really help me. Between space issues and budget issues I am not able to install the developer edition on anything at the moment. I don't have suitable hardware. I could put a new HDD into my laptop but I don't really have the money to do that right now. So I am trying to come up with some creative solutions.

Any feedback on this would be appreciated.

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  • Posted on Aug 29 at 08:23 AM


    Looking at the system requirements described in this blog, that's never going to work. (you'll need at least 100GB disk space, 4GB RAM and 8GB swap space)

    An alternative could be that you sign up for a free SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment trial and use that to play around with ABAP. The only thing you would need to install on your laptop is Eclipse with the ADT tools to connect to the ABAP Environment.

    A guide to setup a trial account on the ABAP Environment can be found here:

    Best regards,

    Geert-Jan Klaps

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    • I understand what you're saying, but the 100GB would be on an HDD and I thought that with a large SD card that might it might be viable in terms of the RAM and swap space requirements. I saw a post where there were other SAP systems are being installed on R-Pi incuding: SAP Open UI5 and SQL Anywhere. I also see that the SAP GUI won't run on an R-Pi because of JNI errors. The JNI interface is not compatible with ARM processors so therefore the SAP GUI won't run.

      Having read that now I think that the rest of the SAP install won't run either. I was thinking of installing the SAP dev server on the R-Pi and then accessing it with the SAP GUI on my laptop which is Windows 10. Having see the comments in the link I inserted above I think that there will definitely be compatibility problems. I figured that the SAP server can run on Linux and R-Pi supports Linux then it should be fine, but probably not.

      Thanks for your feedback.

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