Purpose of the SAP system copy
You can manage your SAP system landscape in Google Cloud with SAP Landscape Management, Enterprise Edition (SAP Landscape Management) by installing the Google Cloud Connector for SAP Landscape Management (Connector for LaMa). Google Cloud provides the Connector for LaMa free of charge. You must purchase all required licenses for SAP Landscape Management from SAP.
Of course, time savings also mean money savings. In addition, these processes for system copying using such automation tools can be planned, standardized and always run at a high level of process quality. Especially the latter is of great importance in SAP Basis departments (and of course also for service providers).
Scenario with system copies for updating
Preparation before system copy - All information about transport requests that should be re-imported on the target system of the system copy is evaluated and collected: Already released transport requests that have not yet landed on production. Open transport requests that should survive the system copy (maintain development status). The respective owners of the transports have the possibility to discard an obsolete development.
An alternative to this is a refresh using a client copy. The test environment will then be missing audit documents, among other things, but the development objects will remain untouched. The client copy only works from a running SAP system, but it burdens the system with database queries and transfers data more slowly than a system copy. The affected client is not available during the copy process. Since there are no options within the client to select what all should be copied, the runtime is often unacceptable.
Powerful and sophisticated automation tools for the creation of SAP system copies provide a remedy here and, in addition to time and cost savings, demonstrably also make it possible, for example, to increase the process quality in system copying or to maintain it at a consistently high level. In effect, they free up SAP Basis. With "Shortcut for SAP Systems", you can sustainably relieve your administrators of the time-consuming routine activities of an SAP system copy.
Nevertheless, once created copy jobs can be reused, which minimizes the maintenance effort and a certain susceptibility to errors.
Using the SAP transport system requires careful preparation so that software development projects can be completed as far as possible.