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Moving sap directory to new hdd

Hi all,

The problem I am having is my root disk is getting full .

I installed a second local hdd with 136 of space. What is the best way to move sap directory to the new hdd? Of course the files will still have to keep all permissions etc. So, that the files that sap uses the new directory in the new hdd.

Please help .....

Thanks in advance ,

Malti.

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    Aug 23, 2007 at 01:46 PM

    Hi,

    Plz tell me if the do the following ..will i b successful..

    First i will create the Oracle folder...

    then SID ...

    then in that i will create mirrorlogs,saparch,sapbackup,sapdata1,sapdata2,sapdata and other folders..

    Secondly I will just change the drive letter to D.

    1.If i do this i even i hav to change the original D drive to someother name right?

    2.If i do this i shall i need to copy all the files in ora81(home) to the new hdd?

    I am workin on 4.6 n 4.7 n i dont hav brtools but i hav sapdba......with wt options i can do the foll..?

    please help me..

    Thanks in Advance,

    Malti

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  • Aug 21, 2007 at 05:51 PM

    you can use BRTOOLS to do this. this way, you'll be sure that no manual steps were missed.

    shutdown SAP

    call brtools

    options:

    2 - Space management

    6 - Move data file

    fill option 3 or 4 and continue and follow instructions

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      Malti:

      Add the new HDD.

      Create sap directories or folders sapdata1, sapdata2, etc.

      Create new tablespace on and move large tables from old tablespaces to the new one created. The datafiles of the newtablespace will be located in the new HDD.

      Thus you are reducing the size on the old HDD and then bigger and more used tables will be moved to the new HDD to grow.

      -Madhu

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    Aug 22, 2007 at 12:11 AM

    Hi

    Couple of options:

    1) Windows:

    --> If sapdata files are located in D:\oracle\SID\sapdata*, then why cant we add new HDD to D drive. If there is some issue in adding then the previous solution holds good

    --> Else you can do a soft link using link.exe or junction.exe

    2) UNIX: Use cross-link (ln command)

    Regards

    Madhu

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      you have two additional options:

      1. On Windows (windows 2000 or later) you can mount a disk to directory (see disk management, change/assign driveletter and paths in computer management.

      2. use linkd.exe (part of windows server 2003 resource kit) to create junctions - similar to unix symbolic links.

      peter

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    Aug 23, 2007 at 12:50 PM

    Hi All,

    Thanks all for ur replies....

    Regards,

    Malti

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    Aug 23, 2007 at 01:18 PM

    Hi all,

    The problem I am having is my root disk is getting full .

    I installed a second local hdd with 136GB of space.

    What is the best way to move sap directory to the new hdd? Of course the files will still have to keep all permissions etc. So, that the files that sap uses the new directory in the new hdd.

    I hav sapdba.....in both the systems....

    Plz explain me the procedure for moving files to new hdd through windows explorer

    Please help .....

    Thanks in advance ,

    Malti.

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