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Author's profile photo Hüseyin Bilgen

TIP: How to stop OS/DB Migration before Import Phase?


If you’re doing a migration to a database which is installed by SAPINST (like Sybase ASE), and you need to apply certain patches and kernel updates before import, then you’d better to stop process before ABAP/Java import phase.

Here, if the case is kernel application and the minimum required Kernel Patch is supplied with packaged Kernel Patches (SAPEXE…..SAR, SAPEXEDB_…SAR), you can modify the kernel DVD and add latest kernel packs into DVD. But if the latest pack not enough and you’ve to apply the latest disp+work (dw_….sar) and database library (libdbsl_…sar) you’ve to stop the import before abap/java import.


It is very easy to stop import 😆

Just enter a wrong migration key during SAPINST configuration steps.


Here I used hedehode which has a similar meaning to blabla 😉

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      You could also use the sapinst parameter SAPINST_SET_STEPSTATE=true

      so you can choose any time the installation process will be stopped/paused.

      Kr. Mark

      Author's profile photo Nicholas Chang
      Nicholas Chang

      There are many ways to do it...

      1) temp rename the import directory once sapinst is running. It'll prompt error message when it can't find. You can proceed with kernel, R3* upgrade and rename back your import directory once done. Cont from sapinst.

      2) If you are  using migration monitor. you can proceed for kernel + R3* patch before launching migration monitor

      3) After installing oracle software, update kernel + R3* before cont from sapinst.


      Author's profile photo Hüseyin Bilgen
      Hüseyin Bilgen
      Blog Post Author

      Thanx for contributions 😉

      What I expect with this blog is to collect and show these ways to community

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Huseyin,

      I have never tried with a wrong mig key.In case we give it and it stops how do we correct it ?

      Author's profile photo Hüseyin Bilgen
      Hüseyin Bilgen
      Blog Post Author


      SAPINST checks the migration key's validity just before Import phase and warns you if it is wrong. Then it gives you the input field to enter correct key and continues to show the input until you enter the correct key.