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DPM 2007 on WS03 move to fresh hardware WS08R2 and DPM2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I have read both the DPM upgrade advisor and the article about how to move DPM to a new server. I'd like to combine an upgrade and move by moving DPM 2007 on WS03 to a fresh install of DPM 2010 on WS08R2. What is the best way to achieve this and keep my DPM database and reattach the disk storage?

    Thanks in advance,
    Brit Davis

    • Moved by Praveen D [MSFT] Friday, July 23, 2010 7:45 AM Moving to DPM Setup Forum (From:Data Protection Manager)
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 10:37 PM

Answers

  • Are you currently on Windows Server 2003 32-bit or 64-bit?  If you are on 64-bit then the upgrade process is pretty straightforward by upgrading the operating system first to Windows Server 2008 R2 and then upgrading DPM from 2007 to DPM 2010.  If you are running a 32-bit version of windows though it gets more tricky because I don't believe you can upgrade 32-bit Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2 which is 64-bit.  Even with 32-bit, it would seem you could still backup the DPM database some place safe, do a fresh OS install of Windows Server 2008 R2, Install DPM 2007 again and restore your database, and finally upgrade DPM 2007 to DPM 2010.  As for myself I have tested the upgrade process from Windows Server 2003 x64 with DPM 2007 SP1 to Windows Server 2008 R2 with DPM 2010 and I had no issues but I have not tested doing that with a 32-bit environment.  It seems like it would work, but maybe someone can verify the process that has done it.
    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 1:22 PM

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  • Are you currently on Windows Server 2003 32-bit or 64-bit?  If you are on 64-bit then the upgrade process is pretty straightforward by upgrading the operating system first to Windows Server 2008 R2 and then upgrading DPM from 2007 to DPM 2010.  If you are running a 32-bit version of windows though it gets more tricky because I don't believe you can upgrade 32-bit Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2 which is 64-bit.  Even with 32-bit, it would seem you could still backup the DPM database some place safe, do a fresh OS install of Windows Server 2008 R2, Install DPM 2007 again and restore your database, and finally upgrade DPM 2007 to DPM 2010.  As for myself I have tested the upgrade process from Windows Server 2003 x64 with DPM 2007 SP1 to Windows Server 2008 R2 with DPM 2010 and I had no issues but I have not tested doing that with a 32-bit environment.  It seems like it would work, but maybe someone can verify the process that has done it.
    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 1:22 PM
  • Mine is 64-bit. The OS upgrade process, as documented (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd637098.aspx), basically entails removing DPM, upgrading the OS, reinstalling DPM 2007 SP1 and all the hotfixes, and restoring the database. If I am going that far, why upgrade the OS instead of doing a clean intstall? Did you follow the documented process?

    With all the DPM 2007 prereqs that you have to install on a fresh WS08R2, it sure seems cleaner to not have to muck up the new OS with all the old stuff.

    Thoughts?

    -Brit

     

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:54 PM
  • DPM 2010 requires Win2K8 or later. If the number of protected datasources are less you could go with fresh installation of DPM 2010 and reprotecting after reimaging OS to Win2K8 R2.
    -- Thanks Venkata Praveen[MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 9:07 AM
  • Hello Brit Davis,

    Migrating a DPM 2007 database directly to DPM 2010 is not supported / recommended.

    So move your DPM 2007 to a Win Srv 2008 x64 / Win Srv 2008 R2 and then upgrade to DPM 2010.

    Else, as Venkata suggested, work with a fresh DPM 2010 installation.


    Regards, Rajeev Narshana [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Wednesday, August 4, 2010 7:01 PM
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  • As I understand it, you can't upgrade from 32-bit DPM 2007 install to a 64-bit DPM install and migrate your data, which I feel is wrong and I'm curious if I'm missing something.

    We have DPM 2007 running on Windows Storage Server 2003, which is ONLY AVAILABLE in 32-bit. We want to do a fresh install of Windows Server 2008 on the same box, re-install DPM 2007 and then maybe update to DPM 2010. BUT WE CAN'T!

    So let me get this straight. Microsoft, which supplies DPM 2007 at a time when you can only get Windows Storage Server 2003 in x86, PROVIDES NO WAY to migrate DPM 2007 data to a 64-bit based OS like Windows Server 2008, and then potentially upgrade that DPM 2007 to DPM 2010!?!?! If you upgrade your Operating System or change your hardware/OS and re-install DPM, you LOOSE ALL your DPM data?!?!

    Please tell me there is a way to do this somehow as it just seems VERY ODD not to provide this logical migration path.

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:11 PM