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Homogeneous System Copy - Installation of Database Instance not possible...

I try to create a SAP NetWeaver 7.0 SR3 Portal based on a homogeneous SAP System Copy. Therefore I already installed in a first step (first option within SAPINST for installing a target system of a system copy) the Central Services Instance successfully on a machine. In the next step I'd like to create the Database Instance with SAPINST but I cannot choose the DB instance that I already created based on a restore within the new DB server (MS SQL 2008 Cluster installation). I can only choose the local machine for using a DB instance but there is no MS SQL Server installed!

Do I have to start SAPINST on the DB server itself which is not possible/allowed (due to operating/organization reasons)?

Is there any SAPINST parameter which I have to use for telling SAPINST that the DB is located on a different server?!?

The documentation just says:

The target system is installed using the exports from the source system.

Choose the installation services exactly in the order they appear. For more information, see the MS SQL Server installation guide for your SAP system at http://service.sap.com/installnw70.

On the SAPinst screen SAP SystemDatabase make sure to select Homogeneous System Copy (MS SQL Server-specific: Detach/Attach or Backup).

Thanks for supporting and Regards,

Claudio Schmidt

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  • Posted on Apr 15, 2011 at 01:03 PM

    > I try to create a SAP NetWeaver 7.0 SR3 Portal based on a homogeneous SAP System Copy. Therefore I already installed in a first step (first option within SAPINST for installing a target system of a system copy) the Central Services Instance successfully on a machine.

    This is wrong.

    Use sapinst to "export the source system" and "System copy - install target system".

    Markus

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi,

      You have to run "DB Instance" part on the server on your DB server only (after installaing DB software)

      Then only it will detect the SQL software.

      In case you are going for DB dependent system copy, you need to restore the DB backup of source system before starting DB instance installation.

      Regards,

      Rajneesh

  • Posted on Apr 18, 2011 at 09:10 AM

    Hello,

    Are you using Msql 2008R2

    Check restriction with this note.

    1076022 - Release planning for Microsoft SQL Server 2008

    regards,

    John

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi,

      Yes you need to consider all above recommendations mentioned inthe note.

      These are to fix some bugs related to SQL 2008 R2.

      But DB Instance installation has to be run on DB server only. There is no other alernative.

      Regards,

      Rajneesh

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