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Please guide me how to do the client copy -import/export method. i want to do from prd to dev. os -windows,db-oracle,sap 5.0

1. What are pre request for that.( pre checking)

2.approx. time for client copy.

3. how to check the client size and dbsize.

4.test run will effect the prd system.(ie client wants to lock during the client copy testing..)

5.what are the other things i want to follow.

Thanks in advance.

Edited by: rameshsrina on Mar 21, 2011 4:57 PM

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1) First check whether there is enough space on the server.

2) Check stms consistency

3) You can test run before actual client export to get fare idea of client size.

4) During actual client export please lock all user except default users and the user which you want to use to run this activity.

5) You need to keep close eye on client logs and table space.

6) Once finished you can release system for production environment.

7) Run Import in dev system

😎 Don't forget to run post-import.


Yogesh Cheulkar

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Thanks for reply.

I wants while doing "client copy test" we need to lock the source client or not ? if doing actual we wants to lock the client.

Thanks in Advacne.

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You have to make sure that no users are logged in the client, if possible lock them.

Read the note: Note 70547 - CC-TOPIC: Client transport

Also check,



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You may want to do the client copy when users are not working on the system. For the client export/import, source system can be used as soon as export process is ready. You can use reports like RSSPACECHECK for the size of client. Client copy export/import timings depends on your hardware configuration, database size etc. You will need to decide on client copy profile before starting the export.

You may want to refer to the following SAP notes:

SAP Note 552711 - FAQ: Client copy

SAP Note 489690 - CC INFO: Copying large production clients

SAP Note 118823 - CC-ADMIN: Size of a client

SAP Note 24853 - CC-INFO: Client copy, functionality