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  • Hi

    DPM 2016 (more accurately Windows 2016) support in-place upgrade from Server 2012 R2 to Windows 2016.  Previous versions of Windows did not maintain the DPM mountpoints under the program files folder which broke some DPM features like secondary protection and Azure backups, but Windows 2016 does maintain them so there is no longer a need to uninstall DPM and re-install DPM.

    As noted, The accurate upgrade steps are documented in the following technet article.

    Upgrade to DPM 2016


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    Friday, October 28, 2016 9:43 PM
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  • Hi

    DPM 2016 (more accurately Windows 2016) support in-place upgrade from Server 2012 R2 to Windows 2016.  Previous versions of Windows did not maintain the DPM mountpoints under the program files folder which broke some DPM features like secondary protection and Azure backups, but Windows 2016 does maintain them so there is no longer a need to uninstall DPM and re-install DPM.

    As noted, The accurate upgrade steps are documented in the following technet article.

    Upgrade to DPM 2016


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Friday, October 28, 2016 9:43 PM
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  • Hi Mike.

    Great News. I already did an In-Place Upgrade and I can confirm that it works :-)

    DPM and Server 2016 rocks!

    Best regards

    Andreas

    Saturday, October 29, 2016 7:02 AM
  • Hello everyone,

    I just performed a successful in-place upgrade from Server 2012 R2 to Server 2016 std. and would like to share the process:

    My Environment:
    Server 2012 R2, SQL 2012, DPM 2012 R2 (server is physical)

    1. Upgrade DPM 2012 R2 to DPM 2016
    2. Install DPM latest Rollup Update (4th as of today)
    3. Install latest Windows Server 2012 R2 updates
    4. Upgrade SQL from 2012 in my case to 2016 CU9 (SQL 2016 SP1 is not supported) - i have seen some posts where people do get it (SP1) to work - but I decided not to take any chances
    5. Check that DPM is in a working state, stop all jobs and reboot the server
    6. After reboot, mount Server 2016 iso (in OS) and start the install (from setup.exe)

    All of the volumes were kept intanct and after starting SQL database instance services, DPM was up and running.
    Hope this helps!


    • Edited by Andris Brigers Tuesday, January 30, 2018 8:42 PM Extra info
    • Proposed as answer by Andris Brigers Tuesday, January 30, 2018 8:43 PM
    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 8:40 PM
  • Hello once again!

    We just managed to do a successful in-place upgrade from Server 2012 (non R2) to Windows Server 2012 R2 without loosing any of the mounted DPM volumes.

    This now means that we can follow the steps from my previous reply and upgrade everything from 2012 R2 to 2016 (First DPM, then OS).

    Hope this helps!

    Regards,

    Andris

    • Proposed as answer by Andris Brigers Thursday, March 1, 2018 10:58 AM
    Thursday, March 1, 2018 10:58 AM
  • Thanks Andris for the step by step guide:

    One question, is there any special reason you upgrade SQL also, like SQL 2012 not suported on Server 2016?

    4. Upgrade SQL from 2012 in my case to 2016 CU9 (SQL 2016 SP1 is not supported) - i have seen some posts where people do get it (SP1) to work - but I decided not to take any chances


    /SaiTech

    Monday, March 12, 2018 2:45 PM
  • Here is my environment and I am looking for advice/answers of how to accomplish this.

    Server 2012 (no R2), DPM 2012 R2 (physical)

    SQL 2008 R2 (on VM running under 2008 R2 server) 

    What I want to do is use the same physical server and upgrade to Server 2016 and DPM 2016, also moving the database from the separate VM to the same physical server and upgrade to SQL 2016.

    I see Andris Brigers was able to upgrade from Sever 2012 to 2012 R2, without incident and was then planning to keep going from there.  Do you think this is too much to try to accomplish and how would you go about it?

    Thanks for any tips,

    Ken Korczynski

    Friday, April 6, 2018 4:03 PM