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SAP Gateway system refresh from Production to QA

Sep 16, 2017 at 10:29 PM

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Hi,

We are using SAP Gateway systems with Central Hub deployment. Do we need to refresh QA gateway system from Production anytime or is it absolutely not required?

Can you please shed some light? with appropriate reasons?.

Thanks

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Former Member Sep 18, 2017 at 05:49 AM
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Hello TYhorupunuri,

Do we need to refresh QA gateway system from Production anytime or is it absolutely not required?

What I interpreted from your query is "Should system refresh (SAP GW) take place or NOT", I think you are asking the necessity to refresh, If yes below is the generic reason to do so:

Reason:

A system refresh is in most cases the rebuilding the quality assurance or acceptance system from a backup of the productive system. As such, newer, more accurate test data is made available in the quality assurance system for the developers and customizing consultants to test their ongoing developments and roll-outs.

System refresh/Copy/Client Copy:

System refresh is nothing but copying an SAP system to another. Do not be confused with term of System refresh and Client copy, System refresh and client copy can be the same thing. System Refresh is a simplified term to Client Copy. Client Copy means copying the production client on to the quality to test the real data.

Normally when you want to refresh a system this normally means refreshing the clients. You can achieve this by Tx SCCL or SCC8. A system "copy" on the other hand is very different as this is far more involved than a simple "client refresh" System Refresh is a simplified term to Client Copy.

Client Copy means copying the production client on to the quality to test the real data.

Imagine you have a DEV and a PRD system and after 6 months the data in DEV is very old so you would perform a client copy SCC8 from PRD to DEV using a profile that copies the application data from PRD to DEV - it actually deletes the data and replaces it with data from PRD. If however your DEV system died and needed to be completely rebuilt, you would use "Homogeneous System Copy" - you install the OS, Database and SAP and then process the system copy - which makes a complete copy of PRD (all clients) Client copy - a single client refresh from PRD to DEV - can be just application data, or user data, or configuration or any combination you choose system copy - all clients 100% copied PRD to DEV The system refresh is nothing but the deletion of the client and replacing the data from other client.

Lets take one example: You have clients 100, 200 and 300.

Suppose when you want to refresh the client 100 you remove the client 100 and replace it with 200 0r 300 as per your requirement. Mostly the refresh of clients will be happen at the time of development stage.

Hope this helps!

PG

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Former Member Sep 18, 2017 at 06:34 PM
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Hi Pavan,

Thanks for the response, I am familiar with system refreshes/client copies. My question is do we ever need to refresh SAP Gateway QA system from Production? or is this not required? will the system hold any data if we are using SAP Gateway as central hub with service development in backend system?

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