How do I refresh my QA system from the production system?
A system refresh is in most cases the rebuilding the quality assurance or acceptance system from a backup of the productive system. As such, newer, more accurate test data is made available in the quality assurance system for the developers and customizing consultants to test their ongoing developments and roll-outs.
The procedure is explained in detail in the System Copy Guide for 6.40 SR1 which is available for download at the SAP Service Marketplace at http://service.sap.com/instguides. It contains procedures for all databases supported by SAP and is therefore very interesting, even for environments running older SAP releases.
This was first published in October 2006