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Upgrade DPM 2012 SP1 to DPM 2016 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Current environment:

    WS 2008 R2 SP1
    SQL 2008 R2 SP3
    DPM 2012 SP1 Version: 4.1.3465.0

    I want to upgrade to the latest version of DPM 2016 but have not been able to find the appropriate upgrade path documented.  I am looking for the appropriate steps for upgrading including OS, SQL, and DPM.

    Thank you,

    -David

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:37 AM

Answers

  • Hello David

    You will need to upgrade your DPM server in few steps. First of all, to upgrade to DPM 2016 you need to upgrade your current DPM to 2012 R2 Update Rollup 10 and Windows Server 2012 R2. This would be the necessary steps (I think I didn't missed anything):

    - Upgrade to DPM Server 2012 R2

    - Install Update Rollup 10 for DPM 2012 R2

    - Upgrade to Windows Server 2012 R2

    - Upgrade SQL Server to 2012 SP4 or 2014 SP2

    - Upgrade to DPM Server 2016

    - Upgrade Windows Server to 2016 (to get Modern Backup Storage support)

    Make sure you backup your server and DPM database before upgrading. 


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    • Proposed as answer by Leon Laude Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:35 PM
    • Marked as answer by wolfcrazy Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:15 PM
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:38 AM
  • Hi David,

    Matej mentioned well the steps well on a high level detail, you will have to do this in quite a few steps, and as always Microsoft recommends doing a fresh install if possible.

    You can install DPM 2016 on Windows Server 2012 R2, or on Windows Server 2016. If you are installing DPM 2016 on Windows Server 2012 R2, you must upgrade an existing DPM installation from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 10 or greater

    High Level Steps

    1. Upgrade your DPM 2012 SP1 to DPM 2012 R2.

    2. Install the the Update Rollup 10 for DPM 2012 R2.

    3. Perform an in-place upgrade of your Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 to Windows Server 2012 R2.

    4. Upgrade your SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 to SQL Server 2014 SP2 or SQL Server 2012 SP4.

    5. Upgrade your DPM 2012 R2 to DPM 2016.

    6. In-place upgrade your Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Below you will see the high level steps in more detail and some links to help you out on the way.

    1. Upgrade your DPM 2012 SP1 to DPM 2012 R2

    Before performing the upgrade, make sure you backup your DPM server and DPM database.

    Documentation: Upgrade to System Center 2012 R2 - DPM

    2. Install the the Update Rollup 10 for DPM 2012 R2 or the latest Update Rollup 14

    Installing an Update Rollup is very straight forward, you can find the installation instructions at the bottom of each Update Rollup documentation page.

    Documentation: Update Rollup 10 for System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 R2

    3. Perform an in-place upgrade of your Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 to Windows Server 2012 R2.

    This upgrade is also very straight forward, insert your Windows Server 2012 R2 disk and just install the newer Windows on top of your current one, also make sure you do backup before.

    Documentation: Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 R2

    Guide (step-by-step): Upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2012 R2

    4. Upgrade your SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 to SQL Server 2014 SP2 or SQL Server 2012 SP4

    Upgrading to SQL Server 2014 is a supported path by Microsoft, insert the SQL Server 2014 disk and perform an upgrade installation, make sure you have backed up your databases.

    Documentation: Supported Version and Edition Upgrades

    Guide (step-by-step): Quick Guide to Upgrading to SQL Server 2014

    5. Upgrade your DPM 2012 R2 to DPM 2016.

    This is also quite straightforward, insert the DPM 2016 disk and run the setup, you can find the steps needed in the documentation below.

    Documentation: Upgrade your DPM installation

    Guide: Upgrading System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) 2012 R2 to System Center Data Protection Manager 2016

    6. In-place upgrade your Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016

    Mount your Windows Server 2016 disk and run the installation, at the setup simply choose "Keep personal files and apps and continue the installation, make sure you have backed up before performing the upgrade.

    Documentation: Upgrading to Windows Server 2016

    Guide (video): Upgrade Windows Server 2012 R2 to 2016


    Some DPM 2016 features, such as Modern Backup Storage, require the Windows Server 2016 RTM build. It is possible to upgrade DPM 2016 from DPM 2012 R2, running on Windows Server 2012 R2. However, customers receiving DPM 2016 will want the latest features, so Microsoft recommends installing DPM 2016 on a new installation of Windows Server 2016 RTM. For instructions on installing DPM, see the article, Installing DPM 2016.

    Hope this will help you to get started, if you have any more questions do feel free to ask us!

    Best regards,
    Leon


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    • Proposed as answer by Leon Laude Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:35 PM
    • Marked as answer by wolfcrazy Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:15 PM
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:53 AM

All replies

  • Hello David

    You will need to upgrade your DPM server in few steps. First of all, to upgrade to DPM 2016 you need to upgrade your current DPM to 2012 R2 Update Rollup 10 and Windows Server 2012 R2. This would be the necessary steps (I think I didn't missed anything):

    - Upgrade to DPM Server 2012 R2

    - Install Update Rollup 10 for DPM 2012 R2

    - Upgrade to Windows Server 2012 R2

    - Upgrade SQL Server to 2012 SP4 or 2014 SP2

    - Upgrade to DPM Server 2016

    - Upgrade Windows Server to 2016 (to get Modern Backup Storage support)

    Make sure you backup your server and DPM database before upgrading. 


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    [If a post helps to resolve your issue, please click the "Mark as Answer" of that post or click Answered "Vote as helpful" button of that post. By marking a post as Answered or Helpful, you help others find the answer faster. ]

    • Proposed as answer by Leon Laude Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:35 PM
    • Marked as answer by wolfcrazy Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:15 PM
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:38 AM
  • Hi David,

    Matej mentioned well the steps well on a high level detail, you will have to do this in quite a few steps, and as always Microsoft recommends doing a fresh install if possible.

    You can install DPM 2016 on Windows Server 2012 R2, or on Windows Server 2016. If you are installing DPM 2016 on Windows Server 2012 R2, you must upgrade an existing DPM installation from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 10 or greater

    High Level Steps

    1. Upgrade your DPM 2012 SP1 to DPM 2012 R2.

    2. Install the the Update Rollup 10 for DPM 2012 R2.

    3. Perform an in-place upgrade of your Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 to Windows Server 2012 R2.

    4. Upgrade your SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 to SQL Server 2014 SP2 or SQL Server 2012 SP4.

    5. Upgrade your DPM 2012 R2 to DPM 2016.

    6. In-place upgrade your Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Below you will see the high level steps in more detail and some links to help you out on the way.

    1. Upgrade your DPM 2012 SP1 to DPM 2012 R2

    Before performing the upgrade, make sure you backup your DPM server and DPM database.

    Documentation: Upgrade to System Center 2012 R2 - DPM

    2. Install the the Update Rollup 10 for DPM 2012 R2 or the latest Update Rollup 14

    Installing an Update Rollup is very straight forward, you can find the installation instructions at the bottom of each Update Rollup documentation page.

    Documentation: Update Rollup 10 for System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 R2

    3. Perform an in-place upgrade of your Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 to Windows Server 2012 R2.

    This upgrade is also very straight forward, insert your Windows Server 2012 R2 disk and just install the newer Windows on top of your current one, also make sure you do backup before.

    Documentation: Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 R2

    Guide (step-by-step): Upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2012 R2

    4. Upgrade your SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 to SQL Server 2014 SP2 or SQL Server 2012 SP4

    Upgrading to SQL Server 2014 is a supported path by Microsoft, insert the SQL Server 2014 disk and perform an upgrade installation, make sure you have backed up your databases.

    Documentation: Supported Version and Edition Upgrades

    Guide (step-by-step): Quick Guide to Upgrading to SQL Server 2014

    5. Upgrade your DPM 2012 R2 to DPM 2016.

    This is also quite straightforward, insert the DPM 2016 disk and run the setup, you can find the steps needed in the documentation below.

    Documentation: Upgrade your DPM installation

    Guide: Upgrading System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) 2012 R2 to System Center Data Protection Manager 2016

    6. In-place upgrade your Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016

    Mount your Windows Server 2016 disk and run the installation, at the setup simply choose "Keep personal files and apps and continue the installation, make sure you have backed up before performing the upgrade.

    Documentation: Upgrading to Windows Server 2016

    Guide (video): Upgrade Windows Server 2012 R2 to 2016


    Some DPM 2016 features, such as Modern Backup Storage, require the Windows Server 2016 RTM build. It is possible to upgrade DPM 2016 from DPM 2012 R2, running on Windows Server 2012 R2. However, customers receiving DPM 2016 will want the latest features, so Microsoft recommends installing DPM 2016 on a new installation of Windows Server 2016 RTM. For instructions on installing DPM, see the article, Installing DPM 2016.

    Hope this will help you to get started, if you have any more questions do feel free to ask us!

    Best regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    • Proposed as answer by Leon Laude Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:35 PM
    • Marked as answer by wolfcrazy Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:15 PM
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:53 AM
  • Thank you for the detailed outline.  This is what I was not able to find anywhere documented.

    -David

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:16 PM
  • You're welcome David!

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    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:37 PM