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New DPM 2016 server, a way to migrate certificate from old DPM 2012 server to the new 2016? Or migrate hardware to VHD and access? RRS feed

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  • In our situation we were not able to just upgrade the very old existing box.. this box had tapes that are encrypted via the certificate on the old server.. i've since moved the libary to the new server.. is there a way to still be able to access the old tape data from this new server.. or are we out of luck.

    If the only way to do this is by having the old server online.. would it be possible to export the old server's OS to a vhd then mount it on the new DPM server in hyperV and somehow have the tape drive system accessible from within the VM from the old server?

    Thanks in advance


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    Monday, February 19, 2018 5:19 PM

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  • Anyone have any suggestions.. seems like no one monitors these forum posts anymore?

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    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6:14 PM
  • Bumping this again

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    Wednesday, February 28, 2018 4:09 PM
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    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 4:08 PM
  • I've never done it, but can you not just export the certificates from the old server and then import them into the new one?  Or worst case, restore the tape to a location and then back it up with the new server, there by re-encrypting them,  or possibly even better restore them to azure(or some other cloud storage) and get rid of tape all together :).
    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 4:42 PM
  • I've never done it, but can you not just export the certificates from the old server and then import them into the new one?  Or worst case, restore the tape to a location and then back it up with the new server, there by re-encrypting them,  or possibly even better restore them to azure(or some other cloud storage) and get rid of tape all together :).

    I dont think you can just export the certs..

    For now i've converted the old server to a vhd.. i was going to mount it in hyperv on the new server and try to find a way to virtualize the tape library into the hyperv guest, but unsure how to go about that.


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    Thursday, April 26, 2018 7:33 PM