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Updating SAP HANA, express edition (Binary Installer)

By John Currie

Update your SAP HANA 2.0, express edition binary installation when new patches are released.


If you are updating to SAP HANA, express edition 2.0 SP 02, the libgcc_s1 and libstdc++6 packages must be version 6.2 or newer. To update these packages, register your system with SUSE and run zypper install libgcc_s1 libstdc++6. For registration instructions, see the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 documentation.

Step 1: Download Update Files

Login as <sid>adm. Depending on your current version of SAP HANA, express edition, you will either use the built-in update utility, or download the through the Download Manager. Your primary choice should be the built-in update utility.

  • Check the update utility. It can be found in the <sid>adm/bin directory. For Linux x86_64, use HXECheckUpdate_liux.bin, and for Linux PPC64, use HXECheckUpdate.jar. Run one of these to check for, and download, the latest files. Follow the prompts to download the new files. By default, they will be downloaded to /usr/sap/<sid>/home/Downloads. The downloaded files will be hxe.tgz, and hxexsa.tgz for Applications if applicable.

  • If you do not have the update utility, use the Download Manager, select Binary Installer and download the latest files for hxe.tgz, and hxexsa.tgz for Applications if applicable.

Step 2: Extract the Packages

Extract the contents of the packages.


su -l <sid>adm
tar -zxf <downloaded_path>/hxe.tgz
tar -zxf <downloaded_path>/hxexsa.tgz
Step 3: Update the Server Installation

Navigate to the directory where you extracted the packages:

cd <extract_path>/HANA_EXPRESS_20/

If the update you are applying includes the Applications package, increase your allocated memory by 3GB and run ./ Follow the prompts and then continue with the procedure.


As the root user, run the upgrade script to update the server:

sudo ./

Follow the prompts to complete the server update.

Note detects the Server-only and Applications packages. The script will upgrade the server and XSA (if available).

Upgrading is supported only for SAP HANA, express edition 2.0 SP 00 and newer.

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Updated 01/12/2018

Time to Complete

15 Min



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