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Mar 26, 2008 at 12:52 PM

How to move archive files from file system to a Content Server repository?


Dear all,

I don't know if this is the correct forum but anyway,

We are in the process of upgrading from 4.6C to ERP 6.0 and need to move/transfer the already created archive files from the file system of the 4.6C environment to a Content Server repository. This means that today the archive files exist at UNIX level on the SAP server and we want to transfer them to a CS repository. We need to do this in the 4.6C environment prior to taking the 6.0. environment into service. Then we need to make the necessary customizing and set up the CS repository also in 6.0, to enable future archiving and access to the archive files transferred to the CS.

Customizing needed for archiving is there and CS repository has been created in 4.6C and is working, i.e. we have tested to archive certain archive objects and storing the archive files on the CS. This process is working all the way and the archived data is accessible on the CS. The CS is UNIX based and the archive files are put on the file system of the server.

But, now we can't figure out how to make the transfer of the already created archive files. We have searched the OSS and found a couple of notes describing how to create a report (ABAP program) to use for the transfer. But this program requires both a from and to repository to work. The problem is that there is no from repository available since the archive files exist only on the UNIX file system of the SAP server.

Our question is if anybody has any experience of the same problem and may have a solution? Or maybe an idea on how it could be solved?

Kind regards,