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SAP OS/DB Migration Service


The SAP OS/DB Migration Service is specially designed to help your customer in successfully migrating their SAP® installation to a new technical platform with different operating system and/or a database.

The SAP OS/DB Migration Service allows the creation of heterogeneous copies of your customer's SAP systems, flexibly adapted to their needs. The service consists of three main activities:

When Should the Service Be Used?


If at any stage of the SAP software life cycle your customer should need to change their operating system and/or database, he/she will need to perform a migration of their SAP system. The Global Online Partners™ SAP OS/DB Migration Service optimally performs this migration and supports the smooth continued operations on the new platform.


Additionally, as a responsible SAP Partner you will want to minimize the technical risk with regard to your customer's operating system and/or database migration. By involving Global Online Partners's expert knowledge you can also avoid unforeseen costs that might occur during the migration.



Service Scope


The SAP OS/DB Migration Service is a combination of applicable Installation and System Copy tasks carried out under the appropriate test schedule to ensure that your customer's SAP solution runs with optimal performance, availability and maintainability in the new OS/DB platform. The service includes:


  • Preparing the Primary Application Server (PAS) and the Database  host systems for the installation of the corresponding instances of the Target system.


  • Installing Additional Application Server (AAS) instances on application host systems.


  • Defining a test plan to verify the migration process.


  • Performing migration process Test Runs, including:


- Source system Copy Export.


- Target system Copy Import.


- Target system Level Check and Cleanup.


- System tuning and Update Migration Log files.




The benefits of the SAP OS/DB Migration Service include:


  • Efficient, technically robust operation of your customer's new operating system and/or database, achieved with minimum cost.


  • Your customer's migration projects accelerated to get a faster return on their investment.


  • Infrequently required migration expertise is conveniently outsourced.


  • Your customer being successfully led through the migration project with a carefully designed, easy to follow plan based on experience acquired from hundreds of migrations.


  • Your customer's SAP Solution delivered so it runs with optimal performance, availability and maintainability after the migration.

Availability and Cost


The SAP OS/DB Migration Service is available as a private-label service for SAP Partners. The service is rendered by Global Online Partners™ directly to end customers on behalf of the service organization..



The SAP OS/DB Migration Service is offered at an attractive fixed price and may be purchased separately or bundled in Standard Solutions by Global Online Partners™. Related services outside the above scope can be supplied as a Standard Service when available or on a time and materials basis.



Based on our experience the duration of the SAP OS/DB Migration Service is about six to eight weeks, depending on the size of the database and the number of application server instances of the customer's system. Please contact Global Online Partners™ for current prices and conditions.



  • Contact Global Online Partners™ to make a service planning appointment.


  • Global Online Partners™ will need you to provide a contact person in your organization with the authority to answer questions and confirm dates and results.


  • Once a date has been agreed the service will be provided by the Global Online Partners™ team.        

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