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One of the benefits of using SAP BTP ABAP Environment is that updates and upgrades are applied by SAP to the systems in quite a high frequency and close to the corresponding release time.
Find the latest known schedule of Major Upgrade Windows and Weekly Maintenance Windows for 2024 in this blog.

Major Upgrade Windows

As in 2023, the SAP BTP ABAP Environment will have 4 Major Upgrade Windows in 2024. These 24 hours of potential system unavailability are used to upgrade the systems to the next major version.
The events for the Major Upgrade Windows are harmonized between all SAP Cloud Products and scheduled for the following weekends:

    • August 17th – 18th (Release 2408) | 
    • November 16th – 17th (Release 2411) | 

Depending on the data center region, the 24 hours downtime will start/end at:

    • APJ: FRI 9 pm – SAT 9 pm UTC
    • Europe: SAT 4 am – SUN 4 am UTC
    • Americas: SAT 10 am – SUN 10 am UTC

The upgrade of the free tier systems takes place on the Thursday before the respective weekend. 

Weekly Maintenance Windows

Potentially every weekend, the SAP BTP ABAP Environment could use a downtime of 4 hours, to apply database updates, Hotfix Collections and other changes.
Depending on the data center region, the 4 hours downtime may start at:

    • APJ: SAT 3 pm UTC
    • Europe: SAT 10 pm UTC
    • Americas: SUN 4 am UTC

The update of the free tier systems takes place on the Thursday before the respective weekend.
The following events for the release 2405 are planned as Weekly Maintenance Windows in 2024:

    • Hotfix Collection 3 for Release 2405 (only for systems which belong to the pre-upgrade)
      May 18th – 19th 2024
    • Hotfix Collection 4 for Release 2405
      June 1st – 2nd 2024
    • Hotfix Collection 5 for Release 2405
      June 15th – 16th 2024
    • Hotfix Collection 6 for Release 2405
      June 29th – 30th 2024

For more details about the Reduction of Planned Maintenance Windows for HFC Imports and Upgrades see our roadmap.

Cloud System Notification Subscriptions (CSNS)

Please register to Cloud System Notification Subscriptions (CSNS) to get important information about planned and unplanned downtimes: