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Multiple Databases One Instance


Is it possible to have multiple MaxDB databases installed within one MaxDB instance? Everything I've read about MCOD leads me to avoid this if possible; however, budget limitations leave our hardware lacking the ability to host multiple DB instances.

It will be a NetWeaver WebAS ABAP and a NetWeaver WebAS J2EE instance being installed (ECC and EP). I've worked with MCOD systems before, and system copies were cumbersome. More or less I did a DB specific migration for the ABAP, and then did a R3Load for the J2EE. If that is the only option, then that is the only option. I would just like to be able to document this ahead of time.

Thank you,


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    Dec 02, 2010 at 02:59 PM
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    • > Thanks again for more literature. Rashi's blog post has some very valid points. It definitely looks like

      > the best choice is installing multiple instances of MaxDB per server rather than install multiple

      > components in one database. Since the first install is for sandbox, it will not be a big deal if it doesn't

      > perform all that well.


      > Regarding the point in time restoration of a tablespace, I believe that is limited to Oracle....

      True. And it's still a very bad idea to do that in a SAP landscape.

      Although your database may be consistent afterwards, your landscape won't!