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Creating a Virtual system from existing system

Hello all,

well i am new to something i am doing now, i need to create a new virtual system from an existing system but i want to give it a different <SAPSID>. for example

my original seting are


system host name : ABCserver

MSSQL name : ABC

OS : Windows 2003 with sp2

now i want to create a new system hostname: XYZserver (using backups of ABCserver might be Windows full backup/SAP backup or MSSQL backup)

new virtual machine settign would be


system host name : XYZserver

MSSQL name : XYZ

OS : Windows 2003 with sp2 (may be on different Hardware HD size, processors etc)

So my question is what is the best way to do this?

i will really appreciate your reply on the same.



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-> You are having ABAP + JAVA system , for homogeneous system copy follow the system copy guide for abap + java system and look for DB specific procedure.


if you want to perform the system copy to make exact copy of existing system then go for that , the target system having same support package level after system copy.


Solution manager is required to generate the installation key , no need to pay for that but after performing system copy you need to request new license key for your target system.



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