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WSS 2003 upgrade/install to WS 2008 R2 for DPM 2007 to DPM 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • We're currently running DPM 2007 on WSS 2003.  We want to upgrade DPM to 2010 and I've been trying to find a few things about it.

     

    1) It doesn't appear that we can get WSS 2008 R2 as an upgrade from WSS 2003.  WSS 2008 appears to be OEM only, it's not on any site I've seen and even the evaluation is for high level subscribers only.

     

    2) DPM 2010 doesn't list WSS 2008 as a supported platform, but I've seen posts that it has been tested as of Aug of 2010.

     

    3) WSS 2003 to Server 2008 isn't an available upgrade path so my option appears to be to do a brand new Server 2008 R2 installation.

     

    My currently thinking is that our upgrade path to get from DPM 2007 on WSS 2003 to DPM 2010 on Server 2008 R2 is this:

    Backup DPM 2007 database

    Fresh installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 (Ent)

    Re-Install DPM 2007 with backed up db.

    Upgrade to DPM 2010.

     

    Any thoughts on this?

    Friday, January 14, 2011 5:19 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Yes, you have the steps correct - be sure to install the latest DPM2007 hotfix (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2250436)  and update the agents before starting.  After the clean install of DPM 2007 on the Windows 2008 serevr you will need to install DPM2007 Sp1 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959605) + latest QFE before restoring the original DPM DB.

    Upgrading a DPM Server to Windows Server 2008: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd637098.aspx

    Just do steps under these three sections.

    1) To back up the DPM database - then copy it to a network location.
    2) To install DPM [on NEW server with SAME NAME in SAME DOMAIN]  
    3) To restore the DPM database using the DpmSync tool  (copy the saved DPMDB from step-1 to c:\dpmdb - then restore) 


    Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Saturday, January 15, 2011 5:20 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    Yes, you have the steps correct - be sure to install the latest DPM2007 hotfix (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2250436)  and update the agents before starting.  After the clean install of DPM 2007 on the Windows 2008 serevr you will need to install DPM2007 Sp1 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959605) + latest QFE before restoring the original DPM DB.

    Upgrading a DPM Server to Windows Server 2008: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd637098.aspx

    Just do steps under these three sections.

    1) To back up the DPM database - then copy it to a network location.
    2) To install DPM [on NEW server with SAME NAME in SAME DOMAIN]  
    3) To restore the DPM database using the DpmSync tool  (copy the saved DPMDB from step-1 to c:\dpmdb - then restore) 


    Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Saturday, January 15, 2011 5:20 PM
  • Thank you.  I've got the SP1 on there already.  Question about the restarting of the agents.  Will I only be missing out on a new SIS function if I don't restart the servers?  I'm trying to minimize the impact on some of the larger DBs and our exchange.

     

    OR

     

    Is there something that can be restarted on the server itself without rebooting the boxes?

     

    Also

     

    If I up DPM to SP1, then the agents and then without restarting the agent machines I do an upgrade from DPM to 2010, will that affect the agents and require another agent installation?

     

    Thanks.

    Thursday, January 20, 2011 4:50 PM