Skip to Content
author's profile photo Former Member
Former Member

OS DB migration with SAP ECC - EHp4 on SQL server 2008 r2 and Windows 2003

hi all,

We are checking the possible and best possible approaches for migration to new hardware /OS & DB with SAP upgrade to ECC 6.0 EHP7

current landscape:

SAP ECC 6.0 EHP4/NW 7.01 SP5, windows 2003 & SQL 2008 r2

DB size : 5 TB

New landscape:

New Hardware, windows 2012, SQl server 2016, SAP ECC- EHP7.

Option 1:

a)Upgrade on current landscape to ECC-EhP7

b)migrate to new landscape homogenous apprach

option 2:

a)Migrate to new hardware /OS/DB using homogenous approach and

b) Upgrade on new landscape

option 3:

Is it possible for upgrade and migrate in 1 downtime ?

Please suggest.

Add a comment
10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

Related questions

1 Answer

  • Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 04:38 PM

    Hi Gadde,

    I realize this is a very old question. Also, note in my moderator comment that I changed the tags on it, as your question is not about the Enterprise Portal. Upgrade and system copy/migration questions belong to Software Logistics.

    My advice to you would be your Option 2: migrate to the new hardware on the higher-level Windows and SQL Server platform, then perform the application upgrade. Double-check in the PAM that your start release (EhP4 on NW 7.01) works with SQL 2016 (I haven't checked this myself), but the move to Windows 2012 R2 should not present a problem for NW 7.01.

    You do need to confirm in advance via the PAM and SAP Notes that your target OS and DB release are compatible with both your start and target application/netweaver release. If so, then performing the hardware migration first makes sense. If not, check whether your source OS and DB are compatible with your target application release, and that might force you to do things in the other order.

    For reference, we recently upgraded from EhP4 / NW 7.01 to EhP8 / NW 7.5 on Windows 2012 R2 / SQL 2012. We did the migration to Windows/SQL 2012 on new hardware a couple years in advance of the application upgrade and had no problems running EhP4 on them.


    Add a comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

Before answering

You should only submit an answer when you are proposing a solution to the poster's problem. If you want the poster to clarify the question or provide more information, please leave a comment instead, requesting additional details. When answering, please include specifics, such as step-by-step instructions, context for the solution, and links to useful resources. Also, please make sure that you answer complies with our Rules of Engagement.
You must be Logged in to submit an answer.

Up to 10 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 1.0 MB each and 10.5 MB total.