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HANA SP12 Upgrade


SAP Note 2078425 – Troubleshooting note for SAP HANA platform lifecycle management tool

Software/Patch required 


Prepare HANA Package for Upgrade

Download the following components in the directory of your choice (here I have taken ‘/media/hana_sp12’ as download directory) from service market place using Maintenance Optimizer:

1. IMDB_SERVER100_122_1-10009569
2. IMDB_SERVER100_122_1-10009569.SAR
4. (SAP Note 2078425)

Here I have selected HANA STUDIO, HANA CLIENT and HANA SERVER. But for the HANA DB Update we need only HANA SERVER component.

Download it through Download Manager:

Once downloaded transfer the HANA server file to respective HANA server

Prepare the SAP HANA packages for installation or update


Download “” script from SAP Note#2078425 and place in the same folder where you have put the Patch for upgrade then do the following as user “root”:



Check the Preparation log for any issue

“” script will extract the relevant file in the subfolder “extracted” and making sure that SIGNATURE.SMF file will not get overwritten for different patches.

HANA DB Upgrade (Verification step)

  •  Stop all backend SAP systems which are connected to HANA DB.
  • Verifying the current version of HANA DB

  • Verifying the Replication status


Note–Here in this case no replication is running. So this blog is not underlining any pre or post steps to deactivate and reactivate the replication of SAP HANA DB respectively.

  • Check the status of the Latest Backup and make sure that you have successful backup before you start with HANA Upgrade through HANA Studio

HANA DB Upgrade (Execution step)

Start HANA DB upgrade with HDBLCM through following command:


./hdblcm –component_root=/media/hana_sp12/extracted

Once the Upgrade completed one need to verify the latest version through HANA Studio

Start the SAP application and then through ST04 transaction one can verify from there also the latest version of HANA DB version

Thanking you!!



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