SAP Replication Server

What’s new in SAP Replication Server v16.0 SP03 PL02

In this blog, we’ll talk about the following enhancements to SAP Replication Server version 16.0 SP03 PL02: A new parameter and functionality for the alter connection command A new parameter value and functionality for the configure replication server command For details on these enhancements, continue reading.   New parameter and functionality for the alter connection command This enhancement improves the alter connection command. The command gets a new database connection parameter: dsi_validate_login. When …

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Which User Should I Use with Direct Load Materialization?

Direct load materialization is an automatic materialization method that loads data directly from a primary table into a replicate table without interrupting the normal replication process. Using direct load materialization, you can materialize data to an SAP HANA database from SAP ASE, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, or DB2 UDB, as well as between two SAP ASE databases. This feature is available beginning in version 15.7.1 SP100 on a replicate SAP …

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What’s new in SAP Replication Server v16.0 SP03

SAP Replication Server version 16.0 SP03 contains several enhancements and new features. In this blog, I will introduce four major enhancements. These include: A new purge queue command parameter and functionality A new disk control property A new memory usage output enhancement An SSL library change For more information on each of these features, continue reading the sections below. New purge queue command parameter and functionality The purge queue enhancement …

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Free/Eval copy of Replication Server and Data Assurance products !

Christmas has come early (or a bit late?) this year! SAP has (finally) made available free/eval downloads of the SAP/Sybase Replication Server (SRS) and Data Assurance (DA) products. Where’d they hide ’em? Didn’t see the announcement? [Neither did I and I’ve been waiting since the beginning of the year for said announcement.] Can’t find the downloads when searching sap.com? [Hey, we’re talking about the sap.com search engine … did you really think …

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Enhancements to Materialization in SAP Replication Server 15.7.1 SP305

In SAP Replication Server 15.7.1 SP305, we’ve added a dump marker label to the define subscription command. What’s a dump marker label, exactly? It’s a tag to identify a specific dump marker in the transaction log. Why introduce a dump marker label? When you materialize a replicate database with the define subscription command, you need to run a dump database or a dump transaction command in SAP ASE. Then, the …

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Coping with In-Flight Data

Data Assurance (DA) has options for coping with in-flight data to help you plan and manage your comparison strategies. Row differences occur due to replication latency; transactions applied to the source have not yet reached the target. These transactions are said to be ‘in-flight’. Differences detected during a comparison caused by in-flight data are known as false positive results. False positive results can stem from differences detected during the comparison …

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Working with Partitions in SAP Replication Server Data Assurance

This blog post is the first part of a two-blog series on SAP Replication Server Data Assurance (DA). Here, I’ll focus on partitions and boundary keys in Data Assurance, and provide an example of creating DA partitions using multiple SELECT statements. You’ll want to read up on key data assurance concepts, such as jobs, comparesets, comparison objects, connections, and connection profiles before you really get into partitions and boundary keys. …

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The New Help Portal is Here – What’s Changed for SAP Replication Server

Amazing news! The new SAP Help Portal is live, and it’s going to change the way you look at user assistance. It provides easier search, better organization, and more convenient interactions. To try this new Help Portal, access the Home page first: https://help.sap.com On the homepage, it all starts with a search. When you enter SAP Replication Server, it lists the suggested products and documents for you: If you select …

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Replication Server Performance Tuning: Part 3 – Modifying Memory-Related Configurations & Settings Based on Counter Data Analysis

This blog is in continuation to our blog on Counter Data Analysis, and is the third and final blog in the Replication Server Performance Tuning series. This is the last in our three-blog series on tuning performance for SAP Replication Server. Now that we’ve identified some problems through counter data analysis, we can adjust some memory-related configurations. You can use counter categories (see previous blog, Counter Data Analysis) to configure memory use in …

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Replication Server Performance Tuning: Part 2 — Counter Data Analysis

This blog is in continuation to our blog on Identifying Bottlenecks, and is the second in a series of three blogs in the Replication Server Performance Tuning series.   Counter Data Analysis After Identifying Bottlenecks, the next step in the Replication Server Performance Tuning process is to analyze the collected counter data to draw out an effective tuning plan. If counter data is too low, or too high, it implies that some settings or …

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