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May 02, 2018 at 03:06 PM

ECC 6.0: Upgrade from SQL Server 2005 to 2014 with SWPM


Dear all,

we are doing a Systemcopy to a Sanbox System - detach / attach method with SWPM

Source System:

ERP 6.0 without an EHP
OS: Windows 2003
DB: MSSQL 2005

Target System:
ERP 6.0 without an EHP
OS: Windws 2016
DB: MSSQL 2014

This migration worked and the System is up and running !

But i still have some questions:

1. Do i have to run SAP Tools for MS SQL Server – Step Database Upgrade Completion or is this done by SWPM ?

2. I found some inconsistencies in some SAP Notes (Upgrade from 2005 to 2014 is this working in one step or not ?)

  • Note 151603 say:
    You can append an SQL Server database to an SQL Server version that is the same or up two versions higher version than the current SQL Server.
  • Note 1966701 say:
    For source systems on SQL Server 2005 and higher, you can use the R3load/Jload based system copy as well as the database-specific system copy methods.

Thanks you