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system copy/migration

Hello everybody,

I have plan to upgrade the WIN 2003 + SQL 2000(32- Bit) SAP installation to win 2003 + SQL2005 (64-Bit) platform.

I read the installation guide and Made a plan

1. Check for the BASIS Patch min. level 15

2. Delete QCM table

Tr. SE14, choose Extras->Invalid temp.table

We have not any BW client so I am generate the DDL statement

3. Now, Export the database by executing sapinst.exe and then

select ABAP system-->MS SQL server -->Unicode -->ABAP Database content export

and continue with the Export procedure.

On the Target system

1. Create a directory EXPORT and copied all the exported data.

2. Start the SAP installation, enter the required parameters up to the

window selecting the database instance installation method, on this

I will choose System copy/migration(R3load based)

3. provide the path of the Export directory.

4. Specify the order in which the package are loaded - I select alphabetical order

5. No other option will select on this screen.

Please suggest me, After the installation complete on Target system which steps need to be done.

I need to execute like STM tool execution, drop old procedure, update statics, etc.

I had done the Homogeneous system copy procedure using the Database specific

procedure Detach/Attach.

Also please suggest which method is suitable for Homogeneous system copy Detach/Attach or Export/Import

I hear SAP prefer Export/Import method



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    May 30, 2011 at 08:55 PM

    Hi Ganesh,

    If you are planning to change the platform such as HP-UX or AIX, or planning to perform a Unicode conversion, you should perform heterogeneous system copy (import/export method). Otherwise homogeneous copy is more feasible. It looks like that you should perform homogeneous copy with detach/attach method and perform some procedures for 32 to 64 bit conversion.

    Best regards,

    Orkun Gedik

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      I will do today, till I have installed the SAP ECC 5.0 and completed the pre-requisite like BASIS patch should min. level 15 and updated kernel. I have done all the things. Now i will export the database and then install SAP on the target system using




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    Former Member
    May 31, 2011 at 06:45 AM

    Hi Ganesh,

    Homogeneous Export/import method is preferable in your scenario.



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