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Clone Business Objects server


We have a requirement to clone the SAP Business Objects 4.1 servers.

We are aware that SAP doesn't recommend cloning the systems as BO installer binds entries with host name and IP address during installation process (KBA 2034684).

Did anyone tried cloning the system and modified above mentioned host and IP address entries?If so,please let me know the process.



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  • Jul 31, 2017 at 12:05 AM


    Here are couple of other link that you may be interested in to help you Clone / Backup & Restore from Server 1 to Server2.



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  • Jul 27, 2017 at 07:07 PM

    Did you see this in the KBA you mentioned :

    NOTE: SAP Kbase 1275068 which discusses a backup and restore strategy should strictly be used for disaster recovery situations, and NOT for cloning or side-by-side consumption. This is becasue of some recently discovered issues involving Client tools such as the Information Design Tool (IDT) which are unable distinguish between the two systems. As this procedure was never designed to support the replication of systems running side by side, like perfect clones – and thus totally indistinguishable from a client perspective, SAP recommends that this procedure is NOT to be used for Cloning BI systems.

    There are no safe and reliable methods to clone the BOE servers in a side by side usage scenarios.

    In scenarios where cloned BOE servers are not on the same network - use VM images and clone those instead.

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    • DR image will be in offline mode and it just receives the updates/refresh from prod in one way direction ( prod to dr ) and there is no going back from DR to prod when prod is live.