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DPM 2012 - How to Enter the Product Key Into the Expired Installation? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello!

    We installed the SC 2012 DPM in the trial mode and now we've got a product key, but the trial version is expired so we can't open the console with error: "This copy of Data Protection Manager has expired. To continue using this product, install a licensed version."

    Could you please advise on how to enter the product key and proceed using the DPM 2012 without re-installing, because we have configured protection groups.

    Thanks a lot for your help!

    Thursday, April 18, 2013 7:32 PM

Answers

  • This was posted before. You probably are not going to like the answer.

    In your situation you need to rebuild your server.  There is no easy way to do this, which in itself is insane.

    Preform a backup of your DPM DB, store it elsewhere.

    Rebuild the server, install DPM, attach your DPM DB to the DPM.

    I've seen in once instance that if you change your date on your server to before it expired it may let you open the console to enter the product license.

    If that does not work you have to go the route above.


    Monday, April 22, 2013 1:37 PM

All replies

  • This was posted before. You probably are not going to like the answer.

    In your situation you need to rebuild your server.  There is no easy way to do this, which in itself is insane.

    Preform a backup of your DPM DB, store it elsewhere.

    Rebuild the server, install DPM, attach your DPM DB to the DPM.

    I've seen in once instance that if you change your date on your server to before it expired it may let you open the console to enter the product license.

    If that does not work you have to go the route above.


    Monday, April 22, 2013 1:37 PM
  • DPM 2012 - And what about enter the Product Key Into an  unexpired Installation of DPM 2012 ?
    Friday, September 20, 2013 2:47 PM
  • Hi TracyMT36,


    See http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/5f11e219-62ce-41f2-978c-7e7e91d1d157/how-to-recover-expired-dpm-database

    The important key to this is to just maintain the DPMDB and the Storage pool disks, as long you have those, you can recover.

    1) From  Add / Remove programs, Uninstall DPM eval and retain replica data.
    2)  Stop the SQL Server (instance) and SQL Agent (instance) and make a copy of the DPM database files.
    3)  Uninstall SQL Server to remove the time bombed version of SQL Server.
    4)  Install DPM RTM and that will re-install SQL.
    5)  Install any DPM updates that you had installed while on Eval so binaries match the DPMDB version.
    6) Now Stop the SQL Server (instance) and SQL Agent (instance) and rename the RTM virgin database files and copy in the saved DPM database files from step-2.  Be sure they are named properly to matcgh the new install database file names and check perms.
    7) Start SQL services and then open the DPM console - you should be back in production.


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    • Proposed as answer by Gil_cr Friday, September 20, 2013 8:40 PM
    Friday, September 20, 2013 7:13 PM
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