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SAP System UPGRADE & UPDATE Troubleshooting Guides

When performing an SAP system upgrade, the information you obtain from warning messages and error log files will often only help you diagnose the issues without providing a remedy. In order to help you perform smoother SAP system upgrades, we have developed the SAP System UPGRADE & UPDATE Troubleshooting Guides to guide you through the steps you could take to solve the problems.

This blog contains latest update wiki pages and direct hyperlinks to the guides.  Upgrade troubleshooting guides would help you troubleshoot the problems you encounter with your SAP System upgrade. It has been split up into six categories.

1.      Maintenance Planner
2.      SAPJup
3.      SPAM and Saint
4.      SUM for ABAP
5.      SUM for JAVA
6.      Note Assistant
7.      JSPM

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NoteThis table will be updated regularly with recently Added/Updated Guides.

Notes and KBAs about performance in Upgrades and Enhancement Packages

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Maintenance Planner:


SUM for Java:

The following table lists out the six categories and their subtopics that make up the UPGRADE System troubleshooting guides.


Note: Not all troubleshooting guides are complete yet.  Please revisit those pages again as we are currently working on those contents.

Category Subtopic
System Upgrade And Update SAP System Upgrade & Update Troubleshooting Wiki
1. SUM for Java Update/ Enhancement package installation using SUM
Release upgrade using SUM
Using SUM’s ‘Manually Prepared Directory’ option
FAQ: Frequently asked questions
2. SUM for ABAP General information
ADD-ON Handling
Shadow Import & TABIM phases
XPRAS phases
Upgrade/update reset
Data loss
Instance start-stop situations
Database Migration Option for Software Update Manger (DMO)
3. SPAM/Saint Package attribute
Support Package Stack
ACP package
Disassemble Package
Test Import
DDIC Distribution
Move Nametab
Main Import
XPRAS Execution
Reset SPAM queue
Downtime optimization
4. SAPJup Upgrade to SAP NetWeaver 7.0x
Upgrade to SAP NetWeaver 7.1x
5. Note Assistant SAP Note structure and classification
Activate Note Assistant
Note download, prerequisite note etc.
How to implement SAP Notes using SNOTE
Objects are locked, how to transport to subsequent systems.
Adjust notes in SNOTE/spau
Frequently-asked questions
Version management
Find out and implement side effect notes
6. JSPM JSPM is not supported. See SAP note 1589311. Use SUM instead!


ℹ For more information, please visit the SAP System Upgrade & Update Troubleshooting Wiki Space.  This Wiki Space includes information needed before a system upgrade & update. Information includes:



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