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DPM 2010 Upgrade from RC to Evaluation Version

Hey All,

Now that MMS 2010 is a week behind us, and most of the information is shared (still have some work on that so stay tuned…) it is time to get some real work done.  Just downloaded the evaluation version of DPM 2010 and I’m going to upgrade my RC system.  So let’s see what the DPM Upgrade advisor (http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/F/3/FF3347F5-C076-400C-A77A-B6FFA0EA56A4/DPM%20Upgrade%20Advisor.xls) has to say:

So here is my situation

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In total I have to do 6 steps.  Doesn’t seem to be bad, let’s have a look

1. Close DPM administrator console and DPM management shell if opened.

Done, this was easy :-)

2. Launch DPM 2010 RTM Eval setup and proceed by clicking on Install DPM

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I opened the Review System Requirements and found the first bug… It still goes to the DPM 2007 documentation :-)

That of course triggered my interest to look further but that seemed to be the only link that still contains old data.

Click Install Data Protection Manager

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Accept the license

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As always, the reminder that during the upgrade, protection groups won’t be able to run their jobs and so on…

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My prerequisites are OK

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I’m using the dedicated drive so I go Next

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Give a strong password for the local user accounts

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This happens when you don’t make it strong enough :-)

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Select if you want to use Microsoft Update or not (which has never worked with DPM but one can only hope…)

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Choose if you want to work with the customer experience improvement program (of course you do :-))

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And of we go...

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And the upgrade is done.  The warning tab shows me that I need to upgrade my agents as soon as possible so that will be our next step.


3. Complete the installation wizard and restart the computer to complete the upgrade (if prompted).

Done, and no reboot necessary.

4. Upgrade agents on production servers
(and don’t forget the agents on the clients!)

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Hey, new logo!

So after the console opens, we go to management and agents

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Yep, my agents need upgrading so here we go

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Press Yes to continue.  The warning states that during the upgrade all jobs will fail

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And done, the new version number is 3.0.7696.0

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For your info, if you are running the DPM clients for workstation, then you will get the following information:

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Whenever you are having a workstation that is disconnected, you will get the following information

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5. Run consistency check for all the protected Datasources

Last job is run a consistency check on all protected Datasources

6. Uninstall DPM 2010 RC SQL instance (Optional) if there are no issues after upgrade.However, if you're looking for downgrade then DPM 2010 RC DPMDB is required.

And finally uninstall the DPM 2010 RC SQL instance.  Since I’m going to use this instance for some testing, I’m going to leave it, but in a production environment, it is best to remove this one.

 

Cheers,

Mike

Read the complete post at http://scug.be/blogs/scdpm/archive/2010/05/05/dpm-2010-upgrade-from-rc-to-evaluation-version.aspx

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