A Homogeneous System Copy in 60 Minutes? It Can Be Done!

  • by Bert Vanstechelman
  • January 15, 2002
A system copy is a very handy thing to have around. You can use it to support upgrades, set up a training system, or refresh your quality assurance system on a regular basis, for example. But making a system copy is a difficult and time-consuming endeavor, and the bigger the database, the more difficult and time-consuming it becomes. This article details a solution that enables your R/3 system to perform an automatic, homogeneous system copy in less than 60 minutes. It first shows you how to manually create a system copy, and then how to create scripts that automatically refresh the system copy.

Bert Vanstechelman

Bert Vanstechelman has more than 15 years of experience in SAP Basis consulting, running all kinds of SAP versions in combination with all possible databases and operating systems supported by SAP. He specializes in SAP release upgrades and Unicode conversions. Bert is the author of the following SAP PRESS books: SAP NetWeaver Application Server Upgrade Guide, The OS/DB Migration Project Guide, and mySAP ERP Upgrade Project Guide.

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