Rick, we have the same problems. When starting to implement R/3 three years ago, we did our customizing in the TST box in a test-client. For customizing purposes users did enter test data into the customizing client. Then we copied the customizing client to the PRD box and there we imported the production data form the old system via Batch-Input. So today we have no actual data in the test client for testing new funtions, releases etc. But now I've found a third party tool for HR only, which can copy particular or the whole database from one box to another. It works very fine.
The name of the tool is HR-SEL. The vendor is: SySoft GmbH, Karlstr. 6 D-71409 Schwaikheim The price: 8.000 DEM
I would like to have such a tool for master data, bill of material, routings. But this seems to be not available.
Karl Grauer Amphenol-Tuchel Electronics August-Haeusser-Str. 10 DE 74080 Heilbronn phone: +49 7131/929327 mailto:karl.grauerZa...
-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: Rick Githens [mailto:RGithensZg...] Gesendet am: Freitag, 12. Januar 2001 20:58 An: 'SAP400 ListServer' Betreff: Homogeneous System Copy / different "to" client
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).