Upgrade DPM 2012 SP1 evaluation to full DPM? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everyone,

    I have installed Microsoft System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager SP1 version:4.1.3417.0 (Evaluation Version). 

    It says that the evaluation version of Data Protection Manager will expire in xx days. I would like to upgrade to full version, keeping the current configuration. 

    How can I do that? Do I need serial number, or new installation media?

    Monday, September 16, 2013 8:19 AM


  • Hi,

    You will need the full retail installation media along with the product key.  Since you already have a rollup installed, you will need to make a backup of the DPMDB (dpmbackup -db) - un-install DPM and retain replica, re-install DPM using retail media, apply same UR3 update, then restore the DPM Database so you maintain your configuration settings and recovery points.

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    Monday, September 16, 2013 10:19 PM