We have current SAP Systems (Business Suite on HANA) running on SAP HANA Database 1.0 SP12(OS - SLES 11) and add on/plug in LCAPPS. We are looking to migrate to new Hardware and simultaneously upgrade SAP HANA Database from 1.0 SP12 to latest HANA Database 2.0 SP05. Currently we are planning to install similar version i.e. SAP HANA 1.0 SP12(latest patch) on new hardware on latest OS SLES 15SP2 and perform a system copy using backup restore to build our SAP systems (SoH) on the targe tHANA 1.0 SP12 Database, which is supported and later upgrade it to SAP HANA 2.0 SP05.
My question is can I directly install SAP HANA 2.0 SP05 and restore HANA 1.0 SP12 backups to the same which I read is supported however not sure if I can perform System copy for current SAP systems onto the said HANA 2.0 SP05 on new HW/OS using SWPM. Has anyone performed similar scenarios and kindly list the challenges faced. This approach will save the HANA 2.0 upgrade at a later stage and have everything tested before GoLive.
Also it would be really helpful if you can redirect me to supporting SAP Documentation on System copy from HANA 1.0 SP12 to HANA 2.0 SP05.
As usual thanks in advance to the community for answering the concerns and queries.