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LATEST UPDATE: December, 2020 =========================================

For the latest information, visit our blog post series about SAP HANA certification:

For the SAP Press Certification Success Guide, see

For the blog post, see


This blog is part of a series to help you pass the SAP Certified Technology Associate - SAP HANA 2.0 certification exam, C_HANATEC_13.

For an overview of the exam, see

For the sample questions, see

Topic Areas

There are 10 topic areas and you can expect about 8 questions for each topic.

In this blog, I will discuss the High Availability and Disaster Tolerance topic.

On the SAP Training website for C_HANATEC_13, the exam objective for this topic is stated:
Design a strategy for high availability and disaster recovery, 
explain the high availability and system replication features

Study Material

The exam guide states that the study material for this topic comes from training

However, I have not been able to find much material on HA/DR or system replication in this training but expect this to be added for the next release.

You can download the index of the guide with the unit and lesson objectives from the SAP Training website.

There is an openSAP course on HA/DR

There is also a TechEd recording available from May Chen, SAP HANA product management

For the documentation, see

What’s New?

The focus will be on the new SAP HANA 2.0 features, so if you are new to this version you might be interested to view the What’s New videos first:

Note that C_HANATEC_13 covers SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 00 only. C_HANATEC_14 will cover SPS 02.

High Availability

For a good introduction on the topic, see

This whitepaper will help you get familiar with RPO and RTO, and the different HA/DR options available for SAP HANA.

Backup and recovery is part of HA but for the exam, it is a separate topic area, see

You will also find several blogs on this topic on the SAP HANA Community, e.g.


For the documentation, see

System Replication

When system replication was just introduced, we did a whole series on this topic. Here is the playlist

The two most important videos are embedded below.

For the configuration, SAP HANA studio was used. For SAP HANA 2.0, you would use cockpit. The interface is less relevant, however, as the actual actions are performed by hdbnsutil.

For cockpit, see below Active/Active Read-Enabled.

SAP HANA Academy - System Replication: Concepts

SAP HANA Academy - System Replication: Setup

In case you want to setup a system replication environment for training, you might find the following blog helpful (cloud-based)


For the documentation, see

Active/Active (Read-Enabled)

Active/Active (read enabled) enables SAP HANA system replication to support read access on the secondary system.

SAP HANA Academy - System Replication: Active/active read-enabled

For the documentation, see


SAP HANA Academy Playlists

SAP HANA Community Blogs

SAP Notes

SAP Help Portal (Documentation)

SAP Education


SAP TechEd

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