Easier way to migrate from DPM 2007 agent to DPM 2010 agent? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,


    We have a DPM 2007 server and a new DPM 2010 server which will replace it.

    The manual process of stopping protection of a protected server, uninstalling the agent, rebooting, installing the DPM 2010 agent, rebooting, re-adding the data to a protection group on the DPM2010 server, etc... it takes a lot of manual touch time and requires two reboots!

    Has someone written a script to streamline this process?

    Or am I missing something - can I actually upgrade a DPM agent from the 2007 agent to the 2010 agent without requiring a reboot?


    Wednesday, December 15, 2010 3:10 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    This post might help.

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010 3:17 PM
  • Hi jdpal!

    I have made several upgrades from DPM2007 to DPM2010 and the only thing you need to do after you have upgrade your DPM solution is to go to the Management  Agents tab and update your agents.

    In your case you will not preform an upgrade but instead install a new DPM 2010 server and point all of the agents to that new DPM server. You can make a script and run the SetDpmServer with the  -DpmServerName <dpmservername> and then attatch the agents to the new server. After you have done this install the new KB for DPM ( This KB corrects a problem that the DPM agents had with the need of reboot.

    You will now see all of the agents need to be upgraded. Do this from the console and your done.



    Robert Hedblom




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    Wednesday, December 15, 2010 3:21 PM
  • Thank you all!

    Is there a way to script the setdpmserver and the attachproductionserver? I think setdpmserver needs to run on the protected server and attachproductionserver needs to run on the DPM 2010 server right?

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010 3:28 PM
  • Hi Robert,


    I tried your steps but when I attempted to upgrade the protected server's agent in DPM 2010 I got an error stating that the protection agent needed to be uninstalled first. I did that, and now the server wants a reboot, exactly what I was trying to avoid.



    Wednesday, December 15, 2010 3:42 PM
  • Hi

    You should be albe to preform an upgrade without uninstalling the agent first. Did you apply the KB? Are all of the servers in the same domain?

    Check out my DPM blog @

    Friday, December 17, 2010 12:07 PM
  • Hi Robert,


    Yes I applied the KB. Would you be able to provide step by step instructions for how the upgrade should work? I feel like it is a little complicated and just want to make sure I am not doing it wrong.


    Thank you!!

    Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:48 PM