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Author's profile photo Yogananda Muthaiah

SAP HANA Cloud Database Upgrades and Patches – Part 2

Database Upgrades & Patches is now easier!

Previous Article : SAP HANA Cloud Database Upgrades and Patches – Part 1


Follow the steps for Patch & Upgrade update

Once you click on Notification icon, you can see upgrade or patch information available for you to take a action.. 

you can select first, Apply Patch and later select for Upgrade with latest QRC available ..
Click on Apply Patch

Patch window will provide more information for you with Current & New Version with QRC details

Patch is started and getting updated … It would be showing as Upgrading and would take around rougly 5-7mins for completion.

Patch is completed successfully, you can see the database is starting now

Steps for Upgrade Process

By clicking Notification icon – you can come to know if Upgrade or Patch is available

Click on Upgrade to start the process

Upgrade window will provide more information for you to choose and select Release Cycle and New versions from dropdown

you can choose and select New Versions you would like to upgrade

Upgrade is started now, will take around 2-3mins to complete.

After upgraded, now you can refresh the database and you can see the status is changed starting automatically. 

Now, there are No notifications and HANA Database is now up to date and Running

Once the newly upgraded database is available, you may start using it

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      Author's profile photo Rupali Karbhari
      Rupali Karbhari

      Hi Yogananda Muthaiah ,

      Thanks for sharing blog to get insights on manual patch & release upgrade for HANA cloud. Just a button click away to perform such maintenance activities looks very great feature. In case DB does not comes up or upgrade issues , what is path forward.


      Best Regards,

      Rupali Karbhari

      Author's profile photo Yogananda Muthaiah
      Yogananda Muthaiah
      Blog Post Author

      Rupali Karbhari

      Thanks for reading the blog completely end to end.

      In case DB does not comes up or upgrade issues , it will roll back the new versions and be back with current version and Notification Icon will appear back with upgrade or patch is available.   The alert of any failure will be notified to BTP - SAP HANA Cloud Administrator with your sub account details.

      Author's profile photo Alexander Pfeuffer-Jeschke
      Alexander Pfeuffer-Jeschke

      Hi Yogananda Muthaiah

      great news. Having the possibility to chose between applying a patch w/o changing the QRC and upgrading to a new QRC is a big step forward.

      I have two questions:

      1. The product documentation on SAP HANA Cloud Central does not seem to be up-to-date for this. Do you know when the product documentation will be updated?
      2. Currently an update/upgrade via CF CLI is not possible or at least not documented. Is SAP going to provide an CF CLI command for patching/upgrading an SAP HANA Cloud instance, too? This would definitely help to automate the update process.

      Thanks and regards,


      Author's profile photo Thomas Hammer
      Thomas Hammer

      Hey Alexander,

      we are very happy to share that the features have reached the customer landscapes. They are providing a big value as it will help our customers to keep systems and landscapes aligned.

      On your questions:

      1. The official product documentation will beee updated very soon as part of our Q3 release of SAP HANA Cloud. The blog post was meant to talk about the features as quickly as possible. Please expect the documentation to be updated soon.
      2. We will follow up on your ask and get back to you asap.



      Author's profile photo Tom Kiemes
      Tom Kiemes

      Hi Yogananda Muthaiah . Thanks for the blog post. Could you please add a clarification on the step-wise update vs direct update? You say "you can select first, Apply Patch and later Upgrade as Sequential step". Is it the recommended to do the sequential way and first apply all patches and then upgrade to a newer QRC version or is there no issue at all upgrading from an outdated QRC to the latest one without applying patches first. Thx, Tom

      Author's profile photo Yogananda Muthaiah
      Yogananda Muthaiah
      Blog Post Author

      Tom Kiemes

      Thanks Tom for reviewing the blog end to end. yes offcourse we have to go in sequential way and the reason is we have seen few occurence the upgrade is failed to Patch is not applied for the QRC.  In some chances, you directly Upgrade it.   There is no documentation or best pratice at this moment to say to go with Sequential Process ( apply Patch & later upgrade)
      Author's profile photo Tom Kiemes
      Tom Kiemes

      Thanks Yogananda Muthaiah . Ok, in order to avoid any potential issue with skipping patches, we are going sequentially. Does this also apply when going from QRC 1 to QRC 3? Should we rather upgrade to QRC 2 before, even though we could directly go from QRC 1 to 3? That is at least an example you have showcased on your "part 1" blog.

      Author's profile photo Yogananda Muthaiah
      Yogananda Muthaiah
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Tom Kiemes once again

      When upgrading from QRC 1 to QRC 3, we will consider the latest available version/build #  for upgrade (shortcut process) and if we go step by step (QRC 2 and QRC 3).. it just takes some time to complete the upgrade ( no shortcut 🙂 ).


      Author's profile photo Alex Husarenko
      Alex Husarenko

      Hi Yogananda Muthaiah,

      Thanks for putting together the detailed post! One question I have is how integrations with HANA Cloud would be impacted with the upgrade without restart option. For example, if a customer is using SDI to replicate data to the HANA Cloud instance, and they perform an NZDT upgrade, would there be any concern about the replication being impacted? Based on this resource ( it seems that is should not be such a concern, but am curious what your thoughts are.

      Warm Regards,
      Alex Husarenko, Premium Hub CoE NA

      Author's profile photo Yogananda Muthaiah
      Yogananda Muthaiah
      Blog Post Author
      There won't be any Impact or issues as we have seen but if any customer sees any issues.. sure let us know.