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The shadow instance profile parameters needs to be changed on file system level (e.g the instance cannot be started, to maintain parameters before the first system start)


Where to find the shadow system's profile path and name?

Instance profile:

UNIX: <update directory>/system/<SID>/SYS/profile/<SID>_DVEBMGS<instnr>_<hostname> 

(e.g. /usr/sap/PRD/SUM/abap/system/PRD/SYS/profile/PRD_DVEBMGS02_prdhost)

WINDOWS: <update directory>\system\<SID>\SYS\profile\<SID>_DVEBMGS<instnr>_<hostname> 

(e.g. D:\usr\sap\PRD\SUM\abap\system\PRD\SYS\profile\PRD_DVEBMGS02_prdhost)

Default profile:

UNIX: <update directory>/system/<SID>/SYS/profile/DEFAULT.PFL 

(e.g. /usr/sap/PRD/SUM/abap/system/PRD/SYS/profile/DEFAULT.PFL)

WINDOWS: <update directory>\system\<SID>\SYS\profile\DEFAULT.PFL 

(e.g. D:\usr\sap\PRD\SUM\abap\system\PRD\SYS\profile\DEFAULT.PFL)

Start profile:

UNIX: <update directory>/system/<SID>/SYS/profile/START_DVEBMGS<instnr>_<hostname>

(e.g. /usr/sap/PRD/SUM/abap/system/PRD/SYS/profile/START_DVEBMGS02_prdhost)

WINDOWS: <update directory>\system\<SID>\SYS\profile\START_DVEBMGS<instnr>_<hostname> 

(e.g. D:\usr\sap\PRD\SUM\abap\system\PRD\SYS\profile\START_DVEBMGS02_prdhost)



  • Always create a backup copy of the profile before changing it.
  • Use a plain text editor as vi (unix) or notepad,sappad (Windows).

Related SAP notes/KBAs

SAP note  398100 - Shadow instance during upgrade

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