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We recommend that you create an empty file called .upgrading in the $DIR_NEW directory to avoid that saphostexec starts the upgrade procedure during the extraction of SAPHOSTAGENT<SP-version>.SAR - with the consequence that only part of the newest version of the packages is upgraded.


  1. Create the .upgrading file in the $DIR_NEW directory.
  2. Extract SAPHOSTAGENT<SP-version>.SAR to $DIR_NEW.
  3. Remove .upgrading from the $DIR_NEW directory.


This example shows how you proceed on UNIX. You can proceed analogously on other operating system platforms:
Sample Code

cd /usr/sap/hostctrl/new/

touch .upgrading


rm .upgrading