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Doubt on QA Refresh

Hi Gurus,

I am doing QA refresh with PRD data. Here i was following below steps before.

DB:MS SQL Server 2005

1.Take a Full backup on PRD.

2. Perform Pre-Refresh steps on QA

3. Restore on QA

4. Run STM tool for database copy completion

5. Perform post refresh steps

Above steps i have followed earlier But am going to perform refresh on ECC6.0 EHP5 and i have one doubt here at step 4.

As per Note 683447 - SAP Tools for MS SQL Server 

  • Perform a system copy using the detach/attach or backup/restore method.
    This only applies to SAP systems based on kernel 6.40 or lower. If you have an SAP system based on kernel 7.0 or higher, you must perform the system copy with SAPinst.

Since we are on 720 kernel version database tool is not recommended and SAP is suggesting to use sapinst tool.

If i run SAPInst it will ask for kernel and crypto-graphic  and other information and again it will install SAP, am bit confused here shall i use database tool ot SAPInst to complete refresh?

please suggest me.

Thanks in advance,


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