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Author's profile photo Pinaki Patra

HCP : Update SAP HANA in 4 Steps

Hi ,

Through this blog post i would like to share my experience on updating SAP HANA Prod. instance via HCP from SP 9 to SP10.

Before performing the update make sure you have taken proper system backup.

1.Log on to the HCP via Cloud Cockpit.

     Make sure you have the admin role assigned to your account.

2.Once you log on to the HANA cloud cockpit navigate to Database Systems – > Select your database system.

3.Once you have selected your DB system click check for updates.

     It should popup a dialog showing each and every step in the update process.


4.Basically it will take care of everything automatically.


     Initially it will show the list of available target versions.

     Once you confirm the system upgrade , system downtime will begin.

     System  will be up and running once the update is completed.

The best part is

  • you need not know in-depth technicality.
  • Few clicks and you are done.
  • System downtime < 15 min.
  • System stability : No issues

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      Author's profile photo Oliver Goetz
      Oliver Goetz

      Hi Pinaki,

      just one comment regarding your statement about the system backup: in the SAP HANA Cloud Platform your productive HANA instance is backed up automatically by SAP (see the Frequently Asked Questions for the Persistence Service). So there is not really a need for you to take care of backing up your data yourself.

      In fact, you do not have privileges to backup or restore data on system level (you can always do a data export on schema level, though). In case a database recovery is required, please open a ticket (as described in Get Support).

      Should the update self-service fail for any reason, you can also open such a ticket, but normally our operators will look into such cases proactively, so a ticket might not even be needed.

      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Pinaki Patra
      Pinaki Patra
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Oliver ,

      Yes by backup  i actually meant delivery units and  catalog objects.

      Thanks for the information and correction. 🙂