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Bypassing database creation during system copy

I bought your latest book on Basis administration and find it very interesting. I am doing a database system copy. My sap is 4.6C & RDMS is MSSQL7, central & database instance is on the same machine. In your book page 296 onwards cover the topic, I followed the tasks listed but in the SAP installation part it requested for the EXPORT CDs. How exactly do I bypass the Database creation as I have restored the source SysID database on the target machine prior to the SAP installation?

I bought your latest book on Basis administration and find it very interesting. I am doing a database system copy. My sap is 4.6C & RDMS is MSSQL7, central & database instance is on the same machine. In your book page 296 onwards cover the topic, I followed the tasks listed but in the SAP installation part it requested for the EXPORT CDs. How exactly do I bypass the Database creation as I have restored the source SysID database on the target machine prior to the SAP installation?


First of all thank you for purchasing my new book. If you have already restored the source database into the target system, you can simply perform a Central Instance installation. This will not then re-initialize the database. The R/3 setup will takes just a few minutes to complete. By the way, if you are subscribed to the SAP Professional Journal you might want to keep an eye on the May/June 2003 volume later on because I wrote an article about Database System Copy Automation.


This was last published in February 2003

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