SAP Basis Automation with SID-Refresh Supports S/4HANA, ECC CRM BW


As of May 1, 2018, we have released an updated version 1.4.1 adding S/4HANA support to the list announced in February 2018 (v1.4) where technical configurations included: ALL Netweaver ABAP instance TYPEs (BW, ERP, HR, CRM, SRM, SCM, GTS, WEM).  It is offered as a subscription service included FREE in our monitoring, or for a separate subscription.  If interested, please Submit an Inquiry or visit the SID-Refresh Solution Page for further details on cost, and user guide.

"With SID-Refresh we save a lot of time, exporting customizing settings before a SAP System database refresh, and even more, when restoring them, after the copy: the tool rebuilds the selected customizing settings in a safe way and prevents possible mistakes coming from manual changes." - Dino Dose, Team Manager @ BGP Technology

For background in SID-Refresh please visit our previous articles:

In the last year we've seen more demands for SAP system refreshes due to upgrade cycles and/or migrations to new platforms (including cloud, OS, and DB).  SAP Basis teams are stretched thin between project needs for DB refreshes.  While there have been improvements for cloud, virtualization, storage technology, and vendor tools for system copy, the basic issue is still performing post-copy technical configuration in the refreshed system.  Tools such as SAP LaMa (Landscape Management), which is the new name for SAP LVM (SAP Landscape Virtualization Manager), are costly and require yet another SAP installation.  IT-Conductor has maintained an elegant, efficient, and affordable subscription solution for your post-copy automation needs.

FAQ - SID-RefreshTM

SID-Refresh is a Basis automation tool designed to simplify, automate, and optimize the process of updating the "technical data and configuration". It has the following advantages:

  • Additional hardware is not required.
  • Minimal resources for implementation and operations
  • No major changes in the existing landscape
  • Easy implementation with minimal process
  • Can be deployed on platforms that use different Operating Systems and Database
  • It’s an Automated process
  • Minimizes Downtime
  • Increased integrity


  1. What SAP ABAP Systems can SID-Refresh support?

    Post activities for ALL Netweaver ABAP instance TYPEs (BW, ERP, HR, CRM, SRM, SCM, GTS, WEM, Solman)

  2. Customer-specified Config Tables:  Can custom tables be added to the list for export/import?

    Yes.  This is for experts, the customer understands and takes responsibility for the tables they specified.

  3. Basis Table Cleanup:  Can some Basis configuration tables be cleaned up?

    Yes, below is a list of ‘technical data and configuration’ that may be cleaned up using SID-Refresh:

    1. Cleanup of CCMS Configuration (RZ20, RZ21)

    2. Cleanup of CCMS History (CCMSHISTORY)

    3. Cleanup of DBA Cockpit Configuration (DBACOCKPIT)

    4. Cleanup of Additional DBA Cockpit Config. for Oracle

    5. Cleanup of Spool Configuration (SPAD)

    6. Cleanup of System Profiles (RZ10)

    7. Cleanup of RFC Inbound Queue Configuration (SMQ2)

    8. Cleanup of RFC Outbound Queue Configuration (SM58, SMQ1)

    9. Cleanup of Background RFC (SBGRFCMON)

    10. Cleanup of SAP Connect Data (SCOT)

    11. Cleanup of SLD Access Data Configuration (SLDAPICUST)

    12. Cleanup of TMS Configuration (STMS)

    13. Cleanup of Web Service Configuration (SOAMANAGER)

    14. Cleanup of Integration Engine Runtime Data (SXMB_ADM)

    15. Cleanup of Batch-Input Data and Configuration (SM35)

    16. Cleanup of Selected ABAP Basis Tables (OTHERS)

    17. Cleanup of Operating System Monitoring Data (ST03N)

Below is a list of ‘technical data and configuration’ that may be exported/imported using SID-Refresh. Note that selected options are saved on initial use, and can be reused on subsequent execution of the refresh.

1. ALE Configuration

2. ALE Customizing

3. Archiving ADK Configuration

4. Archiving Customizing Configuration

5. Archiving Objects Configuration

6. Batch Jobs (SM37)

7. Report Variants

8. Batch Server Groups (SM61)

9. CCMS Configuration (RZ20, RZ21)

10. CCMS History

11. DBA Cockpit Configuration (DBACOCKPIT)

12. Additional DBA Cockpit Config. for Oracle

13. Operating System Commands (SM69)

14. Cross-Client File Names/Paths (FILE)

15. SAP License (SLICENSE)

16. Logon Groups (SMLG)

17. Operation Modes (RZ04)

18. Spool Configuration (SPAD)

19. System Profiles (RZ10)

20. RFC Connections (SM59)

21. RFC Inbound Queue Configuration (SMQ2)

22. RFC Outbound Queue Configuration (SM58, SMQ1)

23. Background RFC (SBGRFCMON)

24. SLD Data Supplier Configuration (RZ70)

25. SAPconnect Configuration (SCOT)

26. SAP Office Configuration (SBWP)

27. SAP Office Number Range for Attachments (SBWP)

28. HTTP Service Configuration (SICF)

29. SLD Access Data Configuration (SLDAPICUST)

30. Update Program Administration (SM14)

31. Security Audit Profile Configuration (SM19)

32. Trust Manager Configuration (STRUST)

33. SNC Access Control List (STRUSTSSO2)

34. TMS Configuration (STMS)

35. TMS Quality Assurance Configuration (STMS)

36. Version Management

37. Virus Scan Definitions (VSCAN)

38. Web Service Configuration (SOAMANAGER)

39. Users (SU01)

40. Test Workbench Configuration (CATT, eCATT, STWB)

41. Internet Transaction Server Config. (IACOR, ITS)

42. Project Customizing (SPRO)

43. Client Configuration (SCC4)

44. Integration Engine Configuration (SXMB_ADM)

45. SolMan Configuration in Managed System

46. ChaRM/CTS Configuration

47. Service Data Control Center Configuration (SDCCN)

48. Service Data Control Center Download Data (SDCCN)

49. Login Screen Information

50. Initial Screen Configuration (SMW0)

51. Lock/Unlock Users (EWZ5)

52. Batch-Input Data and Configuration (SM35)

53. SAP NetWeaver Workflow Configuration (SWU3)

54. SAP NetWeaver Workflow Runtime Data (SWU3)

55. SAP NetWeaver LDAP Configuration (LDAP)

56. Secure Store (SECSTORE)

57. Customer-Defined Configuration Tables (CUSTOMER)

58. SAP Gateway Configuration

59. SAP Screen Personas Configuration

60. SAP Unified Connectivity (UCON)

61. SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Threat Detection (ETD)

62. SAP NetWeaver Switchable Authorize Checks (SACF)

63. SAP NetWeaver Maintain Whitelists (SLDW)

64. CRM Middleware Configuration

65. CRM Plug-In Configuration (CRM/ERP)

66. CRM Integration in ERP

67. CRM Component Configuration
  • CRM Analytic Component Configuration
  • CRM Interaction Center Component Configuration
  • CRM Marketing Component Configuration
  • CRM Miscellaneous Component Configuration
  • CRM Field Applications (Mobile) Component Configuration
  • CRM Sales Component Configuration
  • CRM Partner Channel Management Component Configuration
  • CRM Service Component Configuration
  • CRM Web Channel Enablement Component Configuration

68. CRM WebClient Configuration

  • Define transaction launcher and IC WebClient
  • Communication Management Software Connections

69. SRM Component Configuration

  • Technical Basic Settings
  • Settings for Supplier Synchronization
  • Activate Users

70. SCM Basis Integration Configuration

  • Activation of Incremental Data Transfer
  • Distribution Definition Maintenance
  • Generation of Distribution Definitions
  • Maintain Business System Group
  • Assignment of Logical System and Queue Type
  • Activation of CIF Error Handling
  • Assignment of RFC Destinations to Application Cases
  • User Parameters

71. SCM Server Integration Configuration

72. Remote Control and Communication Framework Configuration

73. SCM Configuration in ERP

  • Basic Settings for Setting Up the System Landscape
  • Basic Settings for the Data Transfer
  • Application-Specific Settings and Enhancements

74. GTS Component Configuration

  • SAP Compliance Management
  • SAP Customs Management
  • SAP Risk Management

75. EWM Server Configuration

  • Master Data Settings
  • Batch Management
  • Goods Issue Process (Work Center)
  • Printer Settings
  • Other Settings

76. EWM Interface Configuration RFID

  • Settings - mandatory
  • General Settings for ERP - mandatory
  • General Settings for ERP
  • Delivery Processing for ERP
  • Goods Movement
  • Transportation
  • General Settings for GTS - mandatory
  • General Settings for GTS
  • Non-SAP Systems
  • Availability Check
  • Migration from LE-WM

77. BW Configurations

78. FIORI Launchpad Catalog Configuration

79. TMS Highest Transport Number

Future Plans

We are planning to integrate SID-Refresh into IT-Conductor cloud monitoring and automation platform to enhance the flexibility of configuration, monitoring of source and target systems as well as the refresh process, centralized control of the refresh process including tasks that would traditionally be done for OS and DB, such as BDLS for logical system changes.

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