Possibility of manual intervention in case of delta import
SAP system clone and copy
An alternative to this is a refresh using a client copy. The test environment will then be missing audit documents, among other things, but the development objects will remain untouched. The client copy only works from a running SAP system, but it burdens the system with database queries and transfers data more slowly than a system copy. The affected client is not available during the copy process. Since there are no options within the client to select what all should be copied, the runtime is often unacceptable.
Another method of creating an SAP system copy is to use external tools such as Oracle RMAN or Microsoft SQL Server Backup. These tools allow you to create a complete copy of the database as well as a copy of the file system. However, it is important to note that special knowledge is required when using these tools to ensure that the backup is created correctly.
Automate SAP system copies
Test data is important for companies to eliminate risks in ongoing operations and to optimize systems or processes. But collecting this data can be challenging in times of Big Data and increased data protection, as well as due to complex IT structures.
The freeware Scribble Papers is a "note box" in which all kinds of data can be stored. It takes in typed texts as well as graphics and entire documents. The data is then organised in folders and pages.
Renaming and restoring the target system database - adjusting file system permissions. Renaming, recovery and startup of the target system database.
With "Shortcut for SAP Systems" a tool is available that simplifies the SAP system copy and offers additional possibilities.
Of course, time savings also mean money savings.
This is referred to as a "heterogeneous SAP system copy".