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Export/Import and Client Copy

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Hi All,

Could you please help me with what are the major differences between Export/Import...client copy...and a System Refresh.How they differ from each other.

Regards

Rajesh

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Former Member
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Hello Rajesh ,

I have capture some data from SAP Help :

Local Copy: Copying Clients Within a System:

You can improve the performance of the client copy by, for example, by excluding tables or packages, with Edit -> Expert Settings.

You can exclude tables from the client copy, for example if they are not relevant for the target client, in the Tables tab

Copying Clients Between Systems (Remote Copy):

The same product is installed, with the same release, in both systems

The client copier can copy a client into another system. The systems can be on different platforms. You can change the client number.

When you copy a client from one system to another, the data is transferred directly via the RFC interface - there is no intermediate storage on hard disk.

Transporting Clients Between Systems ;Client export (SCC8):

The client copier can copy a client into another system, which can be on a different platform. You can change the client number.

You are no longer required to transport clients before you can copy them between systems. You can make a remote copy instead.

Up to three transport requests are created, depending on the selected copy profile and the existing data.

The transport request for texts is e.g. only created if the source client contains customer texts.

<sid>KO<no> cross-client data

<sid>KT<no> client-specific data

<sid>KX<no> texts and forms

The data export is performed automatically asynchronously. The output of the export includes the names of the transport requests that are to be imported.

Import transport requests into the target client (STMS)

Choose one of the transport requests of the client transport in the Transport Management System (TMS). The other transport requests belonging to this client transport are then automatically added in the correct order.

Import these transport requests into the target client.

client import postprocessing (SCC7)

You need to perform postprocessing activities to adapt the runtime environment to the current state of the data.

Copy by Transport Request :

This function transports customizing changes that have been recorded in a transport request between two clients in a system.

You can choose whether you only copy the object list of the request or also the object lists of unreleased tasks in the request.

Entries in the target client are overwritten or deleted according to the key entries in the transport request.

Choose Administration -> System administration -> Administration -> Client admin. ->Special Functions -> Copy Transport Request.

<a href="http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw70/helpdata/en/69/c24c0f4ba111d189750000e8322d00/frameset.htm">For more info Click here</a>

Regards ,

Santosh Karadkar

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Former Member
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Hi,

Client copy : is process where data will be copied online from source to destination. Two clients should be locked while copying.

Client Export/Import : Where data will be exported from Source then imported into the destination.

Depending on the requirement and size of the data we have to choose type of copy.

System copy: entire database of this system is copying to one to another. Here log precautions to be considered.

Regards,

Ganesh

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Former Member
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Hello Rajesh ,

I have capture some data from SAP Help :

Local Copy: Copying Clients Within a System:

You can improve the performance of the client copy by, for example, by excluding tables or packages, with Edit -> Expert Settings.

You can exclude tables from the client copy, for example if they are not relevant for the target client, in the Tables tab

Copying Clients Between Systems (Remote Copy):

The same product is installed, with the same release, in both systems

The client copier can copy a client into another system. The systems can be on different platforms. You can change the client number.

When you copy a client from one system to another, the data is transferred directly via the RFC interface - there is no intermediate storage on hard disk.

Transporting Clients Between Systems ;Client export (SCC8):

The client copier can copy a client into another system, which can be on a different platform. You can change the client number.

You are no longer required to transport clients before you can copy them between systems. You can make a remote copy instead.

Up to three transport requests are created, depending on the selected copy profile and the existing data.

The transport request for texts is e.g. only created if the source client contains customer texts.

<sid>KO<no> cross-client data

<sid>KT<no> client-specific data

<sid>KX<no> texts and forms

The data export is performed automatically asynchronously. The output of the export includes the names of the transport requests that are to be imported.

Import transport requests into the target client (STMS)

Choose one of the transport requests of the client transport in the Transport Management System (TMS). The other transport requests belonging to this client transport are then automatically added in the correct order.

Import these transport requests into the target client.

client import postprocessing (SCC7)

You need to perform postprocessing activities to adapt the runtime environment to the current state of the data.

Copy by Transport Request :

This function transports customizing changes that have been recorded in a transport request between two clients in a system.

You can choose whether you only copy the object list of the request or also the object lists of unreleased tasks in the request.

Entries in the target client are overwritten or deleted according to the key entries in the transport request.

Choose Administration -> System administration -> Administration -> Client admin. ->Special Functions -> Copy Transport Request.

<a href="http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw70/helpdata/en/69/c24c0f4ba111d189750000e8322d00/frameset.htm">For more info Click here</a>

Regards ,

Santosh Karadkar