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In this blog, we will find on how to save SAP investment on infrastructure for client or system copy methods from any SAP products. This will guide you the best approach from its pros and cons.

Many SAP customers will choose to update their infrastructure and hardware over the lifetime of their SAP systems in order to benefit from the enhanced performance of modern servers and processors. This investment can make it possible to speed up existing client or system copy methods.

Client copy and system copy times are physically limited by a number of factors such as:

  • Speed and number of processors on both source and target server.
  • Amount of installed memory on both source and target server.
  • Speed, number and configuration of hard disks on both source and target servers.
  • Speed of network interface between source and target servers.

In order to fully determine where bottlenecks currently exist, the Production and Quality Assurance systems need to be closely monitored whilst a client refresh is in progress. Where bottlenecks are identified, targeted configuration or hardware upgrades can be investigated with a view to improving overall performance. Hardware vendors can also provide modern disk technologies to allow “snapshots” of live data to be taken and replicated which would combine part of the system copy method with a hardware investment.

Advantages

  • Has the potential to reduce current client copy times.

Disadvantages

  • Any gains in terms of reduced client refresh times are likely to be short term as copy times are always increasing. It is impossible to estimate how much time can be gained using this option until the investment has been made and the benefits measured.
  • Depending on where bottlenecks currently exist this may be an expensive option. For maximum benefit bottlenecks should be addressed on the Development, Quality

         Assurance and Production.

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