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Hi,

Could anyone offer some advice on the following scenarios? We are planning to upgrade our hardware, Operating system, database(Oracle) and BW version. It is intended to use new hardware and install Windows 2003.

The majority of this work is outsourced but we'd like to understand the best approach from the following choices.

Build the new hardware and copy the existing 3.0B BW system onto these and upgrade the BW to 3.5

or

Build the new hardware, install the latest BW version and import / migrate the Objects from the 3.0B version.

Any suggestions, known pitfalls etc would be appreciated.

Thanks

Paul.

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    Posted on Feb 07, 2005 at 10:21 AM

    From a pure BW point of view I'd do a system copy of the 3.0 system and do the upgrade. The upgrade itself isn't too difficult. But transporting and copying all the reports, objects and data can take quite some time. XML isn't a real solution to this problem. So the biggest question is if your outsourcing partner is able to copy the existing system onto the new hardware. If this is no problem I'D definitely suggest variant 1.

    Best regards

    Dirk

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    • Former Member Paul McNamara

      In my current project each upgrade took about two to three days plus preparation (get the CDs, read the notes etc.). This should be an average time without any setbacks depending on your hardware, basis experience etc.

      Best regards

      Dirk

  • author's profile photo Former Member
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    Posted on Feb 23, 2005 at 07:32 PM

    Hello

    Maybe this is not the appropriate forum to ask, but maybe yes.-

    I need some documentation about updagrading BW 3.0B to BW 3.5

    Prerequisits or checkList, recomedations delivered by SAP.-

    If have some notice, i vill very thankful

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    Posted on Feb 24, 2005 at 03:40 PM

    Paul:

    Not sure whether you had a chance to look at the

    following document. It outlines the upgrade

    checklist etc. from prior releases of BW

    (including 3.0b) to BW 3.5. Hope it helps.

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/servlet/prt/portal/prtroot/com.sap.km.cm.docs/documents/a1-8-4/how to sap bw 3.5 upgrade preparation and post-upgrade checklist.pdf

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