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Author's profile photo Dhyaneshwaran KS

SAC Transports 101 and ….one more thing.

Hello All, in this blog we would skim through the transports option available in SAC and one important setting to cross validate during each transport.

SAC Transport Types:

There are Two types of SAC transports: File System Vs Content Network Storage (SAP Recommended). They can be located by navigating the below path

Transport Thumb rule:

Any transport has 2 steps:

  1. Exporting the objects in scope as a package at source server
  2. Importing the package in the destination server.

File System involves bundling the dashboard and its associated objects at source environment as a .tgz file to your local system and then unzip at destination landscape.


Content Network Storage involves

  1. Adding the object to the container inside SAC CNS wizard and configuring the destination.
  2. Once import options are defined and content is imported, the transport occurred within SAC.
  3. Navigate to the Content network storage in destination to find the package under Transport / Import section.
  4. Then click import to download the package in the respective Public Folder path.
  5. This is a network transfer and is the recommended option by SAP for any SAC transports.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure to clean up the system storage for exported content in source because CNS has a storage limit (300 MB in this case). This can be done by manually deleting some of the packages that you had exported in the past. Check the ‘Settings’ option (highlighted below) to be aware of the remaining storage for CNS.

Hope you have a better insight on SAC transport process and the setting to watch out for while performing transports.




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      Author's profile photo Sujit Honrao
      Sujit Honrao

      Thanks for this information, ability to automate or schedule the cleanup process will make it more easier - e.g. to clean up when reached > 250 MB or Transports More than 90 days old etc.

      Author's profile photo Sayed Zubair D
      Sayed Zubair D

      Hi Sujit Honrao

      Is it possible to achieve this? Do we have it somewhere to get these details? We are looking for a similar use case.



      Sayed Zubair

      Author's profile photo Sujit Honrao
      Sujit Honrao

      Hi Zubair,

      No, I have not seen that option yet. Maybe SAP is still to stumble on this blog and go through the comments to know their is this usecase...

      Author's profile photo Sayed Zubair D
      Sayed Zubair D

      Do we have any enhancement request for that?

      Author's profile photo Sayed Zubair D
      Sayed Zubair D

      Hi Sujit Honrao

      Please vote for this enhancement.

      Author's profile photo Sam Z
      Sam Z

      Thanks for the blog Dhyan very useful.

      it is possible to export a dashboard developed using a live connection by one of the approach?