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SP5: Can’t Get There From Here

January 24th, 2012 2 comments

Administrators take note!

In case you missed it, the straight-forward upgrade between Service Packs has a little wrinkle that you need to be aware of.

Upgrading to XI 3.1 SP5

If it’s been a while since your last upgrade and you are still running BOE XI 3.1 SP2, you may be surprised to find out that you cannot go from SP2 to SP5 in a single upgrade.  I don’t have the details as to why other than the fact that SAP Note:  1664385 tells us it’s not supported.

Only the following upgrades paths are supported:

  • BOE XI 3.1 + SP3 + SP5
  • BOE XI 3.1 + SP2 + SP3+ SP5
  • BOE XI 3.1 + SP2 + SP4+ SP5
  • BOE XI 3.1 + SP3 + SP4+ SP5

I read through the note and there wasn’t any additional explanation as to why, but you can see for yourself:

Remember:  Always read the release notes.

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