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Retire DPM2010, install DPM2012 new hardware RRS feed

  • Question

  • I understand:

    You can't directly migrate DPM 2010 to DPM 2012 on New hardware.

    You need first upgrade DPM 2010 to DPM 2012 then migrate on new hardware.

    I have another scenario, I want to retain my data on the old DPM2010 for a few months. I have a new DPM2012 loaded and already protecting some desktops in my domain. I would like to one by one roll over my existing protected servers to the 2012 server.
    What would be the best method to accomplish this?

    Thanks,


    RSG

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013 3:40 PM

Answers

  • You could leave the DPM 2010 server in place and stop protection of data and retain disk based recovery points. This will leave the data on the DPM 2010 server and allow you to restore from that data to the DPM 2010 server if you have adequate space - then copy to the server that is being protected by DPM 2012. You need the DPM 2010 agent to be able to restore DPM 2010 data to a server other than the DPM 2010 server so you could install the DPM 2010 agent onto any server that has space and restore to that server (alternate location when restoring). A two stage restore process.

    Treat the backup to the DPM 2012 new server as a new data backup and when you have the retention you require, retire the old DPM 2010 server.

    The DPM agent relationship is 1 to 1 with each DPM server so unfortunately even if both servers are running DPM 2012 you cannot have 1 agent talking to 2 DPM servers for the purpose of restoring.

    Hope this is helpful.

    • Marked as answer by rsg37043 Thursday, July 18, 2013 1:15 PM
    Thursday, July 18, 2013 1:24 AM

All replies

  • Hi

    Which data are you referring to? Exchange, AD? You can backup your "old" DPM database.

    You will obviously need to upgrade your DPM Agents on the machines and point them to the server.

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013 4:57 PM
  • Just my file share data, If I use DPMBackup.exe with 2010 can I restore it to my 2012 setup?

    RSG

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:06 PM
  • You could leave the DPM 2010 server in place and stop protection of data and retain disk based recovery points. This will leave the data on the DPM 2010 server and allow you to restore from that data to the DPM 2010 server if you have adequate space - then copy to the server that is being protected by DPM 2012. You need the DPM 2010 agent to be able to restore DPM 2010 data to a server other than the DPM 2010 server so you could install the DPM 2010 agent onto any server that has space and restore to that server (alternate location when restoring). A two stage restore process.

    Treat the backup to the DPM 2012 new server as a new data backup and when you have the retention you require, retire the old DPM 2010 server.

    The DPM agent relationship is 1 to 1 with each DPM server so unfortunately even if both servers are running DPM 2012 you cannot have 1 agent talking to 2 DPM servers for the purpose of restoring.

    Hope this is helpful.

    • Marked as answer by rsg37043 Thursday, July 18, 2013 1:15 PM
    Thursday, July 18, 2013 1:24 AM