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Copying needs to be done skillfully
A system copy can be created either with SAP transactions (R3trans, from R4.6C SAPinst) or at file and database level. Costs and effort increase with the size of the system and the requirements for availability and data protection. In addition, administrative rework is often necessary, starting with the system name and extending to printers and interfaces.
RFC data transfer was completed within 1 day. Effort decreases from 1st test to 2nd test to final copy.
SAP system copies and the DSGVO
For companies, however, professional test data management is not only interesting for optimizing existing systems and processes particularly securely and quickly. With such a solution, they are also able to simulate the effects of serious changes even before the actual transformation. This can be extremely profitable, for example, for the conversion of existing ERP systems to the new SAP Business Suite S/4HANA. Decision-makers are thus able to successfully circumvent any transformation risks and define a roadmap for a smooth process.
To build a target system that can be used for testing, development and training purposes, there are two different approaches: Users can reinstall an SAP system and import all transports and support packages that have also made it into the production system to date. However, when their number reaches the hundreds and thousands, the effort becomes disproportionately high. In addition, the data still has to be imported from the production system, for example via a client copy.
"Shortcut for SAP Systems" can considerably simplify and shorten a number of activities within the scope of a system copy or a system refresh. By using this application in conjunction with the information on system-specific tables from the PCA tool, the system-specific data can be backed up and restored after the system copy / system refresh. As a result, many of the activities mentioned here regarding data backup / restore can be performed much more easily; the creation of screenshots and the subsequent manual restoration of the state documented in this way can then be completely eliminated.
These methods save time and effort in creating system copies and allow companies to make their IT processes faster and more efficient.
Understanding the structure and functioning of the system is especially important for IT administration. It is not for nothing that "SAP Basis Administrator" is a separate professional field. On the page www.sap-corner.de you will find useful information on this topic.
This is often done via a complete system copy (production system -> development system, production system -> quality assurance system) and is very error-prone and user-intensive in ad-hoc configuration (especially if each developer/customizing user is responsible for saving the transports and importing them again after the copy).