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Aug 16, 2011 at 01:08 PM

Move MaxDB database to new server



I would like to move a MaxDB (Content Server) database from a Windows 2003 x86 server to a Windows 2003 x64 server. I will be moving from 7.5 to 7.6 at the same time. Reading around the subject, this is what I have done so far:

Target Server:

Used SAPINST to install the MaxDB 7.6 / Content Server 6.40 on the new x64 target server.

SAPINST created a empty database on the target server and I added the appropriate number of volumes.

After playing around I used db_active to initialize the target database.

Put the target database in admin mode.

Source Server:

Used backup_start CompleteData RECOVERY DATA to create a backup of the database.

Target Server:

Created a backup medium called Restore and pointed this at the copied backup file.

In db_admin mode executed a recover_start "Restore" DATA


Re-created the system tables (via wizard or dbmcli)


Do I need to apply any log backups here (assuming no activity on source)?

If there were activity on the source and I applied the logs to the target, how do I apply the data that is in the transaction logs but not currently written to the log backup?

There is no backup history on the target server, how does it know how far to go and that the log recovery is complete?

Can the backup history be copied from souce to target?