Can I recover DPM 2012 data stored in Azure from DPM 2019 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I currently have a DPM 2012 server that is backing up locally to an iSCSI NAS and to an Azure vault.  I would like to install a new DPM 2019 server to replace it. My NAS does not have any available unprovisioned space to support the new DPM 2019 server.

    I would like to reconfig the NAS for the new DPM 2019 server but don't want to risk losing my current backups.

    Can I register the new DPM 2019 server with my Azure vault and have access to the current backups while I re-config my NAS and create new protection groups?

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:55 PM

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  • Hi Ben,

    You can re-register your Azure Recovery Services Vault to your new DPM 2019, but remember that you'll need the passphrase.

    If you want your current backups, you'll need to keep your existing DPM database.

    There are quite some steps involved, you will first of all need to make sure that your DPM supports the Windows Server and SQL Server versions.

    - Install the latest Update Rollup for DPM 2012 R2.

    - In-place upgrade your DPM 2012's SQL Server to the latest supported (i.e. SQL Server 2014 with SP2).

    - In-place upgrade DPM 2012 R2 to DPM 2016.

    - Migrate the DPM database to a new Windows Server 2016/2019 server.

    - Install the same SQL Server version there (2014 SP2).

    - Re-install DPM 2016 and point it to the database on the new Windows Server 2016/2019 server.

    - Install the latest Update Rollup for DPM 2016.

    - In-place upgrade your SQL Server from 2014 SP2 -> SQL Server 2016.

    - Either in-place upgrade your DPM 2016 to DPM 2019, or perform a migration to a new server if you don't want to in-place upgrade.

    Note that the order of the steps are crucial, because if ensures you are always running a supported environment.

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    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:08 PM