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Phase 3: Preparations on Source Environment

Perform general  and technical preparations in the source systems in accordance with your  selected copy strategy. The amount of actions required here depends on the  copy scenario chosen. The copy scenario also determines the impact (and most  of all the downtime) imposed on the source landscape.


3.1 – Prepare  source systems

3.2 – Save  configuration information

Not required but  is always good to have – Prepare SMQR, SMQS, SM59, BD54 as images or text  files.

3.3 – Stop  productive operation in source systems

Applicable for a scenario Minimum Risk – Before shutting down the source systems in a later  step, stop any user or batch job activity to allow for the communication  queues to empty and for additional preparations to be taken.

  • Locking the production systems for user access. – tp locksys
  • Disconnect all users
  • Stopping and disabling all batch jobs. This can be done using report BTCTRNS1.

3.4 – Complete  message processing in source landscape

Required with SAP  XI/PI/PO for all messages in status scheduled for outbound processing

3.5 – Disable  communication between source systems

  • You can save screenshots of the transactions SMQR, SMQS, SM59 as images or text files.
  • Outbound queues can be        locked by creating a stopmark. This can be done with transaction SMQ1 or report RSTRFCQ1.
  • Unregister the outbound destinations
  • Lock the inbound queues
  • Deregister the inbound queues
  • Disable the RFC destinations and connections to other systems
    • To change RFC destinations pointing to other productive systems, use transaction SM59. For example, you can change the host name by adding a string like  syscopy or a prefix like #

3.6 – Shutdown source landscape  (Optional depending  on restore and roll forward method)

Shut down the source systems to provide a stable and consistent state for copying.

3.7 – Backup the source landscape

(Optional depending  on restore and roll forward method)

3.8 – Prepare any other systems outside the source landscape

BW  Specific

Step 3.2: Empty  the delta queue of the connected SAP source systems

Execute all delta infopackages two times, to clean up the delta queue in the source system.  This is needed, because BDLS cannot rename the still available LUW-s in the  qRFC queue.

Step 3.3: Stop  productive operation in the original BW system

SAP NetWeaver 7.0:  Stop all daemons for real-time data acquisition in transaction RSRDA.

SAP NetWeaver 7.2:  Execute report RS_SYSTEM_SHUTDOWN to stop process chains and real-time data  acquisition.

This has to be done before locking the RFC users and before stopping and disabling the other  background jobs, e.g. by executing report BTCTRNS1.

CRM  Specific

3.6 – Shutdown  source landscape

When shutting down  the source landscape, make sure that also all external CRM landscape  components are shut down. Make sure that e.g. no CRM Internet Sales servers  are running during the copy and no Mobile Client users are trying to connect  to the CRM server.

APO  Specific

3.1 – Prepare  source systems

You should check  the data consistency between APO DB and the liveCache (known as internal  consistency) and the data consistency between the APO DB and the R/3 system  (known as external consistency). Please refer to SAP note 425825 for R/3 and  APO.

Ensure that all  open, pending issues that have been identified in the Core Interface (CIF)  queues have been resolved.


Locks all users including NON DIALOG users

When copying a landscape including an SAP XI system, all messages with status scheduled for  outbound processing must be processed before doing the copy!

This step can be  completed using a sql script

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