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Dear Experts,

My Self SAP R/3 4.0B who was supported by Solaris 5.1 and Oracle 8.1. We have been together for a long time supporting each other to full fill the requirement of our co-workers. But now i am looking for change and growth in the valley of SAP. During the time i have read the below phrase and decided to have a change!!!


                                                             Change is the law of life.

                              And those who look only to the past or present are

                                               certain to miss the future.

                                                                       BY John F Kennedy

                    So i want to upgrade by self to the new platform and yes i know without a struggle there will be no change.

                    Raodmap which i have chosen to upgrade myself is tuff but feasible to achieve it. So here i go with a ray of hope.

  Source System Configuration

SAP SystemSAP R/3 4.0B
Operating SystemSolaris 5.1
DatabaseOracle 8.2


Target System Configuration

SAP SystemEHP7 for SAP ERP 6.0
Operating SystemLinux Suse SLES11
DatabaseOracle 11g

Migration Path Chosen by me for my New Destination

I have divided my journey in two parts which has  2migration_2SAP upgrade_1Oracle upgarde.

First migration consist of below environment and steps.

We have checked the SAP note 149065 for the below feasibility.

1. Performed system copy of source system to the below environment as per the sapnote 149065 (Export/import method)

2. After the system copy , Upgrade the system to 4.6C

3.  After the upgrade of the SAP system , Upgrade the oracle

Environment/System CopyVersion
SAP SystemSAP R/3 4.0B
Operating SystemLinux Suse SLES8
OracleOracle 9.2.0
SAP system UpgradeUpgrade the system from SAP R/3 4.0B to SAP R/3 4.6C
Oracle UpgradeUpgrade the oracle to 11g

Second Migration consist of below Environment and Steps.

1. Performed another system copy using backup/restore method as per the sapnote 1487754 and on the environment mentioned in the below table.

2. Upgrade the SAP System from SAP R/3 4.6C to EHP7 for SAP ERP 6.0

SAP SystemSAP R/3 4.6C
Operating SystemLinux Suse SLES 11
OracleOracle 11g
Upgrade the SAP SystemUpgrade the SAP System from SAP R/3 4.6

                                                           Overall Plan for my Change in the Valley of SAP

Requesting all the Experts to share their views on this.

With Regards

Ashutosh Chaturvedi

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