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Upgrade from DPM2007 to DPM 2010 on different server RRS feed

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  • After several tries, i've given up to do an upgrade, because installation of DPM2007 x64 crashed or halted. We tried the following:
    Install on a different server, but same servertype, windows 2008 SP2 x64. because Windows 2008 R2 x86 isn't supported on a HP DL380-G4. Installed all windows updates an HP-tool updates. Then shut down the DPM server (windows 2003 x86) after making a backup of the DPM database. Moved harddisk of the newly installed windows 2008 SP2 x64 to the "old" dpm server and changed the servername to the "old" one. removed the dpm servername first from active directory. Then started installing DPM2007 to hopefully have a working x64 version of DPM2007 before doing the intended DPM2010 upgrade. Installation of SQL crashed or second time the DPM Console crashed.

    But to make a short story long, I'm looking for a different approach,
    because every time we lost 2 days of backups because the failed installations were time consuming to make an recover from.

    I would like to try the following;
    Install again on a different server, the whole shebang of windows 2008 x64 and hp. And than on the same server install DPM 2007 x64 of even directly DPM 2010 x64. Then move the "disk storage pool disk" and tape system to the new server. Problem then is how to preserve the data from the disks and tapes and trying to rebuild all protection groups.

    Is there a best practise for this method of installation, or mayby one that comes close. Is it even possible to preserve the data in disks en tapes together with the protection groups, when you have a new installation on a different server without renaming the server. And if so, can a rebuild like described above be done.

    Thanks for any reply,
    Thursday, June 17, 2010 5:11 PM

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  • You can see the upgrade details in “DPM 2010 Upgrade Advisor”

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/dpm/archive/2010/02/26/upgrade-advisor-for-dpm-2010-now-available.aspx


    Santhosh Sivarajan | MCTS, MCSE (W2K3/W2K/NT4), MCSA (W2K3/W2K/MSG), CCNA, Network+ Houston, TX http://blogs.sivarajan.com/ http://publications.sivarajan.com/ This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:10 PM
  • Yes, the upgrade advisor would be helpful to you. But could you mail the %systemdrive%\dpmlogs\dpmsetup.log to vborra [at] microsoft [dot] com for investigating DPM 2007 installation failure
    -- Thanks Venkata Praveen[MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Friday, June 18, 2010 9:18 AM
  • The new DPM server was reformated every time the installation failed.

    Is there any way to restore the DPM database, or part of it, without changing the name of the new DPM server to the "old" DPM server name? I would like to have as little as possible downtime for the now up and running DPM server. Because i'm very conserned next installation will fail again.

    Coming to think of it. I will install DPM and the new server, without changing the name of the server and without connecting any extra hardware. If this fails again, I will keep the installation and look for any problems in the dmpsetup.log. If the installation succeeds, I wil remove the DPM installation and follow the upgrade advisor.

    Thanks,

    Sunday, June 20, 2010 11:41 AM
  • Here are some good links about restoring DPM. It is applicable for DPM 2010 unless stated otherwise:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc161519.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc161527.aspx

     

    Importing encryption certificates:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb808967.aspx


    Santhosh Sivarajan | MCTS, MCSE (W2K3/W2K/NT4), MCSA (W2K3/W2K/MSG), CCNA, Network+ Houston, TX http://blogs.sivarajan.com/ http://publications.sivarajan.com/ This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    • Marked as answer by wasdanou Saturday, June 26, 2010 3:00 PM
    Sunday, June 20, 2010 2:39 PM