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rpm Package Installation in Linux

Download the relevant rpm package(s).

Install or update an existing installation.
Note the special procedure when updating from SAP DB Version 7.2.04 to 7.3.00.

Once you have finished the installation, it is recommendable to create and test a sample database.

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Note:
In case you install the old version 7.2 of this package, change the permissions for the folder /usr/sapdb-ind/wrk after the installation using the command
chmod 777 /usr/sapdb-ind/wrk
.

Standard Installation or Update

For updating an existing installation, stop all SAP DB databases.

Log on as user root.
Key in the following command for installing or updating the SAP DB software:
rpm -U <package_name>

Update from Version 7.2.04 to 7.3.00

First stop all SAP DB databases.
  • Log on as user root.

    Key in the following command to update your existing installation:
    rpm -U --nodeps sapdb-*-7.3.0.8-1*.rpm
    cp -Rp /usr/sapdb-ind/config/var/opt/sapdb/indep_data
    cp -Rp /usr/sapdb-ind/wrk/<database_name>/var/opt/sapdb/indep_data/wrk

  • or

  • Log on as the user that created the relevant database <database_name>
    (for example sapdb for the demo database).

    Key in the following commands to update your existing installation:
    $/opt/sapdb/depend/bin/dbmcli -s -d <database_name> -u \
    <dbm_user>,<dbm_password> db_register -f -R /opt/sapdb/depend
    $/opt/sapdb/depend/bin/dbmcli -s -d <database_name> -u \
    <dbm_user>,<dbm_password>
    $param_startsession
    $param_put RUNDIRECTORY /var/opt/sapdb/indep_data/wrk/\
    <database_name>
    $param_checkall
    $param_commitsession
    $param_abortsession
    $db_warm
    $load_systab -ud <domain_password>
    $quit
Create and test a sample database


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