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DPM 2012 manually installed local-remote SQL RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm planning to install DPM 2012 R2. I'm a bit confused about the terminology regarding the SQL server type. I gathered there are two possibilities. 1: remote MSSQL instance, which implies installing MSSQL server manually on a remote machine, and also running DPM preparation steps on it. 2: dedicated MSSQL instance, which implies that DPM installs it automatically on the local machine, everything is prepared automatically.

    I want to have MSSQL 2012 on the same machine where DPM is installed, but I want to customize MSSQL directories (not just the location of DPMDB). It seems like option 1 is not really the case because this MSSQL instance is actually local. Option 2 is also not the case because DPM automatically installs MSSQL 2008, not 2012, also without letting me specify the data directories, so I need a manual install.

    Am I correct in assuming that if I manually install MSSQL 2012 on the local machine, it will be treated as a remote instance in DPM terminology, but I won't have to run certain preparation steps, because they are only relevant in a really remote machine? Is it even supported?

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:25 PM

Answers

  • HI,

    DPM 2012 R2 does not automatically install SQL Server like previous versions of DPM did.  You must either manually install SQL Sever locally, or chose to use a SQL instance already installed on a remote server which can also be a clustered instance.

    If you install SQL locally, you are correct, you do not need to run sql prep on the server before installing DPM 2012 R2.


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    Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:35 AM
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