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Apr 15, 2011 at 12:11 PM

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

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