Scenario with system copies for updating
Synonym(s): SAP System Refresh, SAP System Copy, SAP Client Copy, SAP Client Copy, Landscape Copy, Landscape Copy
To meet ever-changing business requirements, a production system must be continuously developed and adapted after the initial installation. To do this, you need development, consolidation, and quality assurance (QA) systems that can provide the appropriate updates to the production system as SAP transports.
The database import can be performed using various tools. Sapinstaller provides a working way to import the database cleanly.
Food for thought for another productive system: until when must the system be identical, keyword: transaction log
Unicode conversion: During the copy, the system is converted from non-Unicode to Unicode. This happens in the context of a homogeneous or heterogeneous system copy. In connection with Unicode must be differentiated between the system copy of a Unicode system and the Unicode conversion.
For some time now, SAP customers have been supported in system copying by very powerful automation tools that can be used as needed. In addition to this area of activity, additional automation tools are also available, for example up to the creation of sandboxes, which provide valuable services.
The tool "Shortcut for SAP Systems" is excellently suited to complete an SAP system copy easier and faster.
As a result, business processes can be made more agile, risks can be reduced, and the workload of IT administrators can be reduced.
SAP® landscapes include not only production but also Quality Assurance (QA) systems as well as test and other staging systems.