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Oct 25, 2016 at 06:19 PM

System refresh questions



I know there have been previous posts about refreshing SAP systems which I have looked at, apologies if this is duplicated but I have a couple of questions.

I have a request to refresh both our QAS and DEV systems from PRD, everything except data is required. It is looking like when the system was first built, and maybe some time after, changes were made directly in PRD, causing the systems to be out of alignment. I have now taken over management of these systems and since locked it down!! So basically when we get an issue in PRD, we cannot always reproduce the error in DEV or QAS due to the systems being out of alignment.

I am running EEC6 EHP6 on Win2012\SQL2012 environment, so I believe to achieve my goal I have two options: -

  1. Homogeneous system copy
  2. Client export\import

So my question to align the configuration, if I choose option 2 using profile ‘SAP_EXPC’ Customizing Including Cross-Client Customizing, I will create a new client in PRD copying everything except data, then use this client to export from PRD into QAS, then delete existing QAS clients creating new ones from the imported one. Will this get the desired results for QAS, or should i\or need to use the system copy option instead?

Then when I do the same and refresh DEV (I know this is not ideal), assuming I go ahead with option 2, will I still lose version management and transport history? If so, I recall years ago there was a way I think where you could export version management and re import after a refresh, is that still an option?

I appreciate your feedback and any guidance you can offer,