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applying patchs when users logged in

Hello experts,

I want to know what are the effects, if I apply patchs when the users are logged in.

I have to apply HR patchs only, and right now no HR users are working.

else is there any other alternative way. because there is no scope of downtime

thanks and regards,

pratap

Edited by: pratap s on Dec 20, 2008 7:33 AM

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    Dec 20, 2008 at 06:51 AM

    > I want to know what are the effects, if I apply patchs when the users are logged in.

    Technically you can apply the patches while the users are logged in. But the system will become slow and the users might receive dumps while working on the system as the programs they are using might get changed.

    > I have to apply HR patchs only, and right now no HR users are working.

    Its the same case as i have mentioned above.

    > else is there any other alternative way. because there is no scope of downtime

    You can schedule the patch in background at night so the front end users will not have much impact.

    You can also use the "downtime-minimized update" in SPAM. It will reduce the impact of dumps and program change while the users are working on the system. It will keep the programs in active version as the patch is being applied but the time for patch application and the risk of getting error is high.

    Please refer the following link for downtime minimized import :

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2005vp/helpdata/EN/12/5ec33a6e386436e10000000a11402f/frameset.htm

    Regards,

    Jazz

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