Have you considered a remote client copy? It copies one client on one system (say your PRD) to another client on another system (say your QAS) using RFC communication which must first be defined in SM59. Then using SCC9 you can check if your systems are compatible for remote client copy operations (otherwise get your transports in sync) Finaly yust copy one client to another (also in SCC9)
This doesn't require any DASD space for any (potentialy very large) client exports. It just takes a lot of time (6 hours in my case)
Kind regards, Paul Hoogendoorn.
On Fri, 12 Jan 2001 14:58:19 -0500, Rick Githens wrote:
>A few months ago (pre-egroups), there was a great thread regarding the >save/restore of a production system to refresh a dev/qa system, replete with >post install steps not noted in OSS message 36862 or the "Homogeneous System >Copy" doc on sapnet (pretty much the same thing as far as 400 people are >concerned). If anyone summarized that thread, would you kindly republish? >Question 2 - our PRD client is 400. The development clients are 200, 210, >and 220. The last few times, I've done the save/restore, update instvers >routine, 1 client copy, 2 client deletes, 2 more client copies. There has to >be a better way!(i.e. a client export/import that works and doesn't require >shutting Production down for 12 hours, one client copy to a client 200 in >PRD, then pick up the save/restore??) I admit I have mixed feelings about >restoring production data into a test/development environment (create your >own test data and maintain it - sorry, too many years in QA) but if I really >want my process owners to take responsibility for testing LCP's and program >fix requests (believe me, I REALLY want them to), then I have to be able to >give them data that makes sense to them. Alternatively, does anyone know of >third party software that would help us extract a subset of Production data >(if it hit the GL in the last 18 months, include it?) for refreshing DEV >and/or QA environments (right now, my QA is DEV 220). > >Thanks, >Rick Githens >
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