SAP SYSTEM COPY - in a nutshell
Types of SAP system copy
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.
The professional handling of test data is also important with regard to applicable data protection and compliance guidelines. Global companies in particular are required to take measures to protect sensitive data. They need to ensure compliance and reduce risks from data breaches, even in non-productive environments. Innovative test data management can protect data from internal and external misuse through encryption, among other things. Sensitive personal data is secured in accordance with current data protection requirements, while at the same time high test quality is achieved through realistic data.
Performing SAP system copies automatically
The database import can be performed using various tools. Sapinstaller provides a working way to import the database cleanly.
Until now, it has been common practice to create test systems as a client or system copy of the production system on a specific date. In these cases, a single client or the entire SAP system is duplicated. The corresponding instances of the SAP system have to be reinstalled. In addition, a copy of the source database must be created. These are standard procedures, but they can be disproportionately expensive for productive data sets of several terabytes. SAP and third-party tools for selective data extraction can significantly reduce the cost of deploying non-production SAP systems.
Use "Shortcut for SAP Systems" to make a required SAP system copy easier and faster.
Shortly before the start of the update, inform users again that maintenance work on the system is imminent and that they should log off from the target system.
It is not unusual for them to have to introduce new processes and projects particularly quickly and securely for the benefit of their own competitiveness.