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LibelleSystemCopy

Libelle SystemCopy automatically provides non-production systems with fresh production data at any time. Libelle SystemCopy operates including all pre- and post-processing of a system copy - on-premises, hybrid, or within the cloud.

Other tasks such as the creation of system clones or client copies can also be carried out. Regarding GDPR, Libelle SystemCopy also impresses with the possibility of integrating the anonymization of the test data simply and in such a way that "real" data is available for testing. Our product Libelle DataMasking offers the optimal solution for this.

Your benefits

  • Simplification

    Automation reduces downtimes, manual effort, and thus also the dependence on specialists.

  • Consistency

    The quality of the copy remains the same for every process due to templates for SAP® R/3® and SAP S/4HANA®.

  • Efficiency

    Enables significantly more system copies to be made whenever test data is required by the departments, including during ongoing operation.

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Characteristics

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Automated

Libelle SystemCopy runs fully automated using predefined standard templates with all pre- and post-processing, including all typical activities such as BDLS handling, indices, and transport queues.

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Efficient

Quickly and securely integrated into any SAP® environment and through automation, task parallelisation as well as optimisation of the BDLS run, the processing time is massively reduced.

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Flexible

Libelle SystemCopy supports all common operating and database systems. Our software offers you a copying procedure, which you can also easily replace with your own if desired. Further tools for anonymizing your test data can also be integrated.

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Quick

With our software, you receive your first system copy within a few days. Due to our standard templates, Libelle SystemCopy is installed quickly, and the effort of a system copy is reduced from several days to a few hours. This means you can also carry out a system copy spontaneously and do not have to plan it months in advance.

How it works

Our software can be installed on your system without any issues. We do not change your source system, but simply implement Libelle SystemCopy on the target system. With our supplied wizard, you can do this per system independently or with our help in a few minutes. It is not necessary to change the SAP or database systems.

Libelle SystemCopy frontend shows the check-phase

Step 1: Inspection

Before triggering a system copy, we make sure that it can be carried out smoothly. In the check phase, Libelle SystemCopy checks, among other things, the availability of the systems, the presence of sufficient space, and the release version information between the source and target systems. This diligent work is important to identify and prevent avoidable interruptions to the automated processes. Thus, nothing stands in the way of an overnight system copy.

Libelle SystemCopy frontend shows the pre-phase

Step 2: Preparation

We go one step further to maintain the high quality of Libelle's system copy. The pre-phase optimally prepares the target system for the takeover of the real data. Libelle SystemCopy saves information that must not be overwritten and stops running schedulers, backup jobs, and the like so as not to interrupt the refresh process. In the last step of the preparation, the active SAP components of the target system are then stopped.

Libelle SystemCopy frontend shows the copy-phase

Step 3: System copy

With this thorough preparation, the execution of the system or landscape copy only consists of starting and monitoring the process. The copy phase now completely replaces the data of the target system with that of the source system and changes the name of the database (SID).

Libelle SystemCopy allows you to use different tools here, but also offers you the perfect add-on right away with Libelle BusinessShadow®.

Libelle SystemCopy frontend shows the post-phase

Step 4: Follow-up

The post-phase includes, among other things, the adjustment of pre-configured parameterizations, the activation of the information saved during the pre-phase, and ensuring the correct SAP license.

Here, too, Libelle SystemCopy offers concrete possibilities for significantly reducing throughput times. After post-processing, the system copy is ready and you can release the target system for your users again.

Technical data

Supported database systems

  • Oracle
  • SAP HANA
  • Microsoft SQL Server*
  • IBM DB2
  • MaxDB
  • SAP ASE

Supported operating systems

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • AIX
  • Solaris
  • HP-UX

System requirements

The following points must be assured by the user:

  • Java Virtual Machine JRE ≥ 1.8  
  • When using Libelle BusinessShadow® this requires at least version 4.5.17
  • Processor from Pentium III at 600 MHz
  • 512 MB free main memory
  • 512 MB free secondary memory**

* Support on Windows only

** Data given as a guideline, the concrete memory utilisation depends on the individual use

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Libelle SystemCopy speed up my system copy?

This cannot be said in general terms, as it depends on many parameters. However, based on the experience of our projects, we can say that we can speed up system copies that were previously made without Libelle SystemCopy by up to 50%.

Does the system copy run completely on its own?

Of course, it doesn't work without your expertise. The automation provided by the standard templates enables you to make system copies overnight or even over the weekend. Furthermore, it reduces sources of error caused by manual work and achieves a consistent quality of the system copy.

Is there any communication to external servers outside my company?

Communication only takes place between the servers defined in the configuration. Libelle SystemCopy does not contact any external servers and therefore no internet access is required for using our software.

How easy is it to customize the software's standard workflow?

Our software offers you the possibility to customize the system copy process. You can easily and independently define phases and tasks for your system copy. These can then also be carried out automatically during the system copy.