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Support Pack Application

Hi All,

Kindly provide me in support pack application of a new installed system.

I know that the support pack needs to be applied in a downtime.

<b>Is there any possibility that supports could be applied without a downtime or a minimised downtime.</b>

Pls help..kindly <u>sent me the docs or links to them</u> for a detailed study about this..

Expecting your kind response...


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  • Posted on Jan 09, 2007 at 08:15 AM

    Hi Vineeth,

    If I understand you correctly, you need a support pack. It is unclear for me, however, for which kind of SAP application you need a support pack.

    Please check for all available support packs at

    To my best understanding installing a support pack requires downtime in any case.



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      Hi Martin,

      <b>Its not the case that i need support packs or a problem in installing them at the downtime..i need a solution with minimized downtime..

      please send me the procedure for that...</b>


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    Posted on Jan 09, 2007 at 02:45 PM


    When we are applying support packages we should fallow some prerequesits.

    Schedule the down time because when we are applying support package means we are changing the objects.At that time any user working on the system means objects will be,SP will abort.It is difficult to revort back.

    So, This reason we asked user s to not to login.

    If you are applying SP on PRD system we must take the backup of prodution data.Before applying on PRD we have to apply on test system.

    We have to login as 000 client with user like DDIC then we will apply the patches.


    kiran kumar.v

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      Downtime - There is no downtime while applying ABAP support packs. For Java it is. ( engine starts and stops many times).

      But for ABAP you can do same thing like shadow instance. That is called as inactive import.

      Once you do SPAM before applying go to setting and check mark the inactive import. Start the support pack upgarde. Once that upgrade is done you have to carry out SPAM again for rest of the steps.

      By using this method you can work paralley (upgrade and support packs at once).


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