SAP Disaster Recovery


What is Disaster Recovery?

Disaster recovery is an organization’s method of regaining access to and functionality for its IT infrastructure following disruptive events, such as major equipment failure, natural disaster, cyberattack, or pandemic. It relies on the backup of data and computer processing capabilities at a remote location not affected by the disaster. In a disaster, the organization can restore data and computing functions to continue operations.

Disaster recovery focuses on IT systems supporting critical business functions instead of business continuity, which involves keeping all essential aspects of a business functioning despite significant disruptive events. Priorities and recovery time objectives should be developed during the business impact analysis. Technology recovery strategies should be designed to restore hardware, applications, and data in time to meet the business recovery needs.

What is Disaster Recovery?

Disaster recovery is an organization’s method of regaining access to and functionality for its IT infrastructure following disruptive events, such as major equipment failure, natural disaster, cyberattack, or pandemic. It relies on the backup of data and computer processing capabilities at a remote location not affected by the disaster. In a disaster, the organization can restore data and computing functions to continue operations.

Disaster recovery focuses on IT systems supporting critical business functions instead of business continuity, which involves keeping all essential aspects of a business functioning despite significant disruptive events. Priorities and recovery time objectives should be developed during the business impact analysis. Technology recovery strategies should be designed to restore hardware, applications, and data in time to meet the business recovery needs.

What is SAP Disaster Recovery?

SAP offers standard and enhanced disaster recovery service for SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP), Neo environment. Data backups are stored at a disaster recovery site and contain all data stored in the SAP BTP’s data management and document services. According to SAP, any data not stored in these services cannot be recovered.

The SAP BTP Enhanced Disaster Recovery service provides asynchronous data replication to a remote disaster recovery region to improve the time for recovery. The service requires hardware setup and covers production applications running on SAP BTP in disaster recovery-enabled subaccounts. The setup requires configuration steps that the organization and the dedicated SAP team must perform in advance.

Further Resources for SAPinsiders:

High Availability & Disaster Recovery Protection for SAP and SAP S/4HANA in Azure. Check out this webinar and hear from Microsoft and SIOS experts about the four fundamental options for protecting SAP S/4HANA in the cloud and best practices for disaster recovery of SAP HANA systems.

Considerations for Disaster Recovery and Automated Failover Clusters for SAP HANA Infrastructures. In this SAPinsider Q&A, SUSE’s Peter Schinagl, Technical Architect, and Markus Gürtler, Technical Alliance Manager, answer questions regarding disaster recovery scenarios for SAP HANA infrastructure, automation solutions for failover, and system replication.

A Step-by-Step Configuration Guide for Disaster Recovery. In this article, Muhammad Abdul Jamil, SAP Basis Administrator at the Orient Group of Companies, provides a detailed step-by-step guide on setting up a standby database of the SAP production server for disaster recovery.

Other vendors offering SAP disaster recovery services: AWS, Commvault, Google Cloud, NetApp, and Syntax.

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