SAP system update and database update
Hybrid: for example, the source systems on-premises and the target systems on cloud
The demands on your business are constantly changing. For this reason, there is also a need to adapt processes and functionalities. This cannot be done directly in the production system, but must first be extensively tested, which in turn requires data that is as realistic as possible. The SAP system copies required for this are quite time-consuming and complex, but also offer very great automation potential. We support you in the execution of SAP system copies and, within the framework of our partnership with Libelle, we can also set up automation mechanisms for you if you have the need for regular system copies. We are also happy to support you with any data anonymization that may become necessary after such a copy.
In practice, customers have either built their own tools to make the appropriate configurations, or there are extensive lists of steps to be processed manually. This approach is time-consuming and error-prone.
Consistency of database disk blocks - stopping I/O activities or executing DATABASE BEGIN ONLINE BACKUP command, flushing cache, etc.
In advanced SAP systems, there are also methods such as system cloning, which allows an exact copy of a production system to be created and used as a test system. These methods save time and effort in creating system copies and allow companies to make their IT processes faster and more efficient.
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.
"Shortcut for SAP Systems" provides an automated solution for many of the tasks involved in copying SAP systems by enabling the backup and restore of any table.
In addition, a copy of the source database must be created.
Of course, the target system must be prepared before the actual copy can be performed: Setting up the server, installing the operating system and database software, downloading and copying the installation media.