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Nov 11, 2011 at 03:19 AM

SAP Server upgrade from Windows 2003 and 2008 R2 with Oracle Database



We need to upgrade upgrade our Windows servers that are running our SAP systems from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2. We are using Microsoft Clustering for HA so an inplace upgrade seems not possible.

Someone has suggested to us that we will need to export our database and reimport it to achieve this upgrade however but I cannot understand why this would be necessary (we are not changing the underlying filesystem!).

Could someone please confirm whether a database export and import is required for this OS upgrade scenario? I have done a bit of research but nothing has jumped out and now I need an answer to this quickly.

We are running

- ERP 6.0 NW 7.01 (soon to be 7.02 with ABAP stack only)

- XI(PI) Java & ABAP

- SRM (Java & ABAP)

- Portal (Java only)

- PLM (Java & ABAP)

- BW (BI 7.0) (Java and ABAP)

Thank You