Planning Disaster Recovery Site for SAP ERP ECC 6.0

Dear All,
I am planning for DR ( Disaster Recovery ) Site. Our current environment is
Production Site
OS        : AIX 5.3
DB        : IBM DB2      version 8.2
SAP      : SAP ERP 6.0 ECC 6
Disaster Recovery Site
OS        : AIX 6.1
DB        : IBM DB2      version 9.5
SAP      : SAP ERP 6.0 ECC 6
I have following confusion in planning the solution.
1 - If I export the data at db level from production site and import that data in DR Site ...  than DR Site will be equivalent to Production Site or not.
2 - if answer of point 1 is yes then for SAP DR ...  HADR is the best solution or there is any other better solution exist.
regards
Syed Saifuddin

Hello Syed,
If you export from the prod db and import into the disastor recover db then they will be the same provided that SAP environment is all the same. I would recommend that you update the prod side to the same db2 release and fixpack level as soon as possible though as 9.5 (or even better 9.7) has some advanced features that make administration alot easier and save much space.
HADR would be the best setup for disaster recovery in db6 environment.
Check the following documentation which should answer most of your queries.
SAP Note 960843 # DB6:Installation SA MP
"High Availability and Disaster Recovery Options for DB2 on Linux, UNIX,
and Windows"
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks/pdfs/sg247363.pdf
"Data Recovery and High Availability Guide and Reference"
http://publibfp.boulder.ibm.com/epubs/pdf/c1042280.pdf
Please update if questions remain unanswered.
Regards,
Paul

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