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Introduction

In the upcoming weeks we will be posting new videos to the SAP HANA Academy to show new features and functionality introduced with SAP HANA Support Package Stack (SPS) 11.

What’s New with SAP HANA SPS 11 – by the SAP HANA Academy

The topic of this blog is High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HA/DR).

What’s New?

Continuous Log Replay

Continuous log replay is a new mode for data replication. It significantly reduces network traffic and also reduces take-over time, when we switch form the primary to the secondary node. You configure continue log replay (as alternative to delta data shipping) when configuring the secondary site.

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Storage Snapshots

Storage snaphost as backup to initialise system replication is now supported. Previously only data backups could be used. Using snapshots will be a time saver.

Proxy Schemas and Views

When system replication is activated on the secondary host, a proxy schema with monitoring views is populated with name _SYS_SR_SITE_<site_name>. SQL access to this schema can be used by monitoring tools to report on replication status. The schema is dropped again when the site is unregistered.

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HA/DR Provider

A new hook has been added to the HA/DR provider: srConnectionChanged. These hooks can be used in host auto-failover and system replication takeover scripting, for example to switch virtual IP addresses, starting tools and applications on certain hosts after failover, or even stopping DEV or QA SAP HANA instances on secondary sites before takeover.

Tutorial Video

SAP HANA Academy – SAP HANA SPS 11: What’s New? – HA & DR – YouTube

Documentation

SAP Library

SAP Notes

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