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Best practices to re-assemble the required files after fully downloading the installation media


We are about to install SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 (EhP1) on IBM Power System i - OS : IBM i (V7R1M0) - DB : IBM DB2 for i

Could someone please guide to the best practices / steps to follow to re-assemble the required files, after fully downloading the installation media from sap service marketplace, before starting the copy phase onto the installation server (IBM Power System i) ?

The files to be downloaded have the extensions : .rar , .zip and .exe

The two relevant SAP notes : 1258173 and 886535 are rather ambiguous :

Note : 1258173 deals with the .zip files : what I understood is that any Windows-based utility would do the job.

Note : 886535 deals with the .rar and .exe files : what I understood is that the unpacking for a Windows - based platform is simply done by double clicking (executing) the .exe file.

Also, another point please :

The following is an excerpt from the manual :

Installation Guide - SAP Systems Based on the Application Server ABAP of SAP NetWeaver on IBM i : IBM DB2 for i

Using Software Provisioning Manager 1.0

Document version : 2.00 - 2012-08-28

p. 71 :

For advanced users only: Instead of copying the complete media you also can copy only dedicated subdirectories. For IBM i the following directories have to be copied:

- IM_OS400_PPC64

- K_<version>_<U or N>_OS400_PPC64

- EXP*



Is there a way to map the different files to be downloaded to the final directories onto which the media content is to be copied ?

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.



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    Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 07:47 AM

    Dear Reda,

    Your understanding is absolutely correct. You need to download all the .rar, .zip and exe files in same directory on windows, and by simply double clicking on .exe file will create the sub directory structure as you got it from physical DVD.

    On other platforms, you can proceed as mentioned in SAP note 886535.

    Regarding your second question, content of DVD can be under Info Files at service market place.



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