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Unveiling the Power of SAP HANA Cloud Migration: Self Service Migration Tool

In the world of business tech, SAP is making waves with a cool upgrade for handling data – shifting SAP HANA to the cloud. Meet SAP HANA Cloud, a key player in SAP's Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP). We're about to explore the perks and the how-to of this cool SAP HANA Cloud migration, thanks to a nifty self-service migration tool.

Perks of SAP HANA Cloud

1. Flexibility and Scalability Made Easy

Save money by paying only for the computing power and storage you really need.

2. Powering Up with SAP HANA Cloud Data Lake

Take advantage of a super-strong SAP HANA Cloud Data Lake for extra data prowess.

3. Always Available, Anywhere You Want

Choose your favorite cloud provider from the big names: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud.

Self-Service Migration Tool

SAP has your back with a user-friendly self-service migration tool, making it a breeze to move your SAP HANA databases. It doesn't matter if they're hanging out on-premises or cozying up in different corners of SAP BTP.

Types of Migrations It Handles:-


On-Premise to SAP HANA Cloud

Moves everything – data, catalog,  table data and the secure code store inside the HDI Container is supported  

Migration of XS classic and HANA repository content or other design time artifacts is not supported.

From Neo to the Cloud (SAP HANA Neo Environment to SAP HANA Cloud)

Smoothly takes your catalog and data to the cloud.

From Cloud Foundry to the Cloud (SAP HANA Service, Cloud Foundry Environment to SAP HANA Cloud)

A grand migration covering catalog, data, and your secure store.

Bonus: SAP HANA Schemas and HDI Containers Service instance with HDI Shared , schema and secure store plan are migrated as well.

This needs to be provisioned in the same region as the source database instance 

Key Features of Self-Service Migration Tool

  • User-friendly migration wizard.

  • Thorough compatibility check for potential issues.

  • Automated migration tasks encompassing catalog, tables, data, and secure store.

  • SAP-managed secure temporary storage for export and import.

  • Accessible at no additional cost through SAP HANA Cloud Central on SAP BTP.



Plan Phase

- Strategically choose the source database.

- Execute a compatibility check.

- Categorize issues by severity (Critical, Error, Warning, Informational). Critical: These objects must be resolved, because you will not be able to proceed the migration without resolving them. Error: These objects will not be migrated due to feature unavailability on SAP HANA Cloud side. Recommend to review these objects carefully and to fix the reported objects at the source HANA side depending on your review result. Warning: These objects will be migrated, but may have different behavior on SAP HANA Cloud side. Recommend to review these objects and you can either ignore or fix the reported objects at the source HANA side. Info: These objects are reported for an informational purpose

- Ensure meticulous planning based on severity information.

Prepare Phase

- Meticulously select the target SAP HANA Cloud database.

- Define the migration user account.

- Set the stage for a seamless migration tool operation.

Execute Phase

- Initiate the migration process.

- Manage catalog, database data, and secure store elements.

- Depending on the migration scenario, the SAP HANA Schemas & HDI Containers Service Instances with the HDI-Shared, Schema, and Secure Store Plan are migrated as well.

Validate Phase

- Conduct a rigorous check for consistency in migrated content.

- Utilize metadata and data validation processes.

Finalize Phase

- Deactivate the migration user.

- Orchestrate a comprehensive cleanup.

- Bring the migration process to a conclusion.



Reference Blogs to read :-

Migrate your SAP HANA Services for BTP (on Cloud Foundry) to SAP HANA Cloud using Self-Service Migration Tool 

SAP Cloud Connector Document 


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