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How to back up Microsoft SQL Server databases for SAP with VSS Snapshots

Introduction As you may have seen, AWS recently integrated the VSS application-consistent backup capabilities into AWS Backup In this blog post, we will talk about the possibility of running Microsoft SQL Server database consistent snapshot backups from within the AWS Backup console. VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) is a feature provided by Microsoft Windows which […]

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SAP HANA monitoring: A serverless approach using Amazon CloudWatch

Introduction In a previous blog post, we demonstrated, how to monitor SAP NetWeaver ABAP-based environments through Amazon CloudWatch. It provides an easy way to monitor SAP workloads at the  application level and allows  you to tailor monitoring dashboards as well as alarms to your own requirements. In this blog post, we will complement this solution […]

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How to use snapshots to create an automated recovery procedure for SAP ASE databases

More and more customers are looking into migrating SAP to the cloud. While lots of customers have moved to SAP HANA, there are still many cases, where non HANA databases, what SAP calls AnyDB, are being used. These SAP systems can also be critical and it is important to implement a solid backup and restore […]

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Microsoft SQL Server HA design and configuration for SAP on AWS

  During my time as part of the AWS Professional Services SAP Global Specialty Practice, one of the key things I’ve found that customers look for is a high availability (HA) set up for their business/mission-critical SAP applications. In this blog post, we will talk about the HA design and configuration option for customers running […]

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SAP backups on AWS using Commvault – architecture and core component deployment

In this blog series, we cover best practices for customers to use Commvault to back up and recover their SAP instances securely. Customers who run SAP on AWS today have various backup solutions available to back up their SAP instances. Some use cloud-native AWS services while others continue to use their enterprise backup solutions like […]

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Reducing downtime with Oracle XTTS method for cross-platform SAP migrations

In this blog, we provide high-level steps on how to reduce downtime for cross platform SAP migrations by using Oracle XTTS method with Incremental Merge. Using the approach described, we were able to migrate our customer’s critical 16TB SAP workload from AIX/Oracle on-premises to OEL/Oracle on AWS within a 24 hour cutover window.

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Amazon WorkSpaces and Azure AD-DS

How to integrate Amazon WorkSpaces with SAP Single Sign-On

SAP Single Sign-On allows users to have secure access to SAP and non-SAP systems using centralized authentication whether the systems are on-premises or in the cloud. SAP Single Sign-On provides the simplicity to manage users’ authentication, secure data communication, and integrate with two-factor and risk-based authentication. This includes possession of mobile phone and RSA SecurID […]

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How to use snapshots for SAP HANA database to create an automated recovery procedure

How to use snapshots for SAP HANA database to create an automated recovery procedure

In this blog post, we describe a cloud native approach to demonstrate the power and capabilities of AWS. There are still good reasons for HANA System Replication (HSR) or third-party cluster software to build productive systems in cloud environments. However, we focus on an alternative approach by using cloud native features, such as Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling and Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) Snapshots. With these features we build an infrastructure with native backup/restore functionality, automated processes, and the focus of low costs, for non-critical SAP applications.

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