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Oct 17, 2007 at 03:29 PM

Hostname change on R/3 hosts running SAP DB or MaxDB.


Hi all, We are planning to move our 4.6C systems (running SAP DB and MaxDB) onto different servers, and as part of the move the hostnames will be changed. The OS levels will remain the same so we plan to do a backup and restore rather than a clean install followed by a system copy.

I have found SAP note 8307 which details the procedure for doing a hostname change on an R/3 host server. The note mentions Oracle adaptations required but does not mention anything about SAP DB or MaxDB… does this SAP DB/MaxDB are unaffected by a hostname change?

My worry is that note 8307 at the beginning says it cannot guarantee the completeness of the note, and that a DB reconfiguration might be necessary…. What do they mean by DB reconfiguration in this context???

Has anyone done a hostname change using SAP DB and/or MaxDB… and what things do I need to look out for?

Thanks in advance.