Upgrading from 2007 to 2012 - Restoration of 2007 Storage RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are in the process of revieiwing the upgrade process. Our main concern is the ability to use DPM 2012 to restore Backups that were created on DPM 2012.

    Is the restoration process supported by DPM2012.

    Thank you in advance for your answer.

    Will Sass

    Will S. 15 Years in this thing

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 3:15 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    As long as you are upgrading along the way, then recovery points made on DPM 2007 will be available for restore on DPM 2012.

    The proper steps to upgrade from DPM 2007 to DPM 2012 are as follows:

    a) Patch SCDPM 2007 to newest patch level. (kb2250436)

    b) Save copy of DPM2007 SQL database (dpmbackup -db) - copy to network share.

    c) Un-install DPM 2007 - then Upgrade OS Windows 2003 to Windows 2008 - then to Windows 2008 R2.

    Upgrading a DPM Server to Windows Server 2008

    d) Install DPM2007 and install latest patch level. (kb2250436)

    e) Copy saved DPM 2007 DPMDB to local drive, then restore DPM 2007 DPMDB.
         (dpmsync -restoredb -dbloc c:\msdpm.bak)
         (dpmsync -sync)

    f) Upgrade SCDPM 2007 to DPM 2010 (Which automatcally included SQL upgrade)

    g) Patch SCDPM 2010 to newest update UR7 (kb2751231)

    h) Update the Agents to DPM 2010 agents

    I) Upgrade SCDPM 2010 to SCDPM 2012.

    j) Install latest DPM 2012 update UR3 (KB2756127)

    k) update the agents to DPM 2012 agents.

    L) Run CC on all data sources.


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    Monday, August 11, 2014 9:55 PM