Upgrading Dpm 2010 to Dpm 2012
In this article I am going to talk about how to upgrade dpm 2010 to dpm 2012 Beta. So this will be only giving you an idea for future updates
Here is the roadmap
1- Install hotfix rollup package for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2465832 if you have already installed on your system you can skip this step,
2-Update the Agents
3-Run the DPM 2012 setup
4-Update the agent
As you`ve seen that the process is pretty straight and easy
Let`s go to the first step
1- In order to upgrade DPM 2010 We will have to install the hotfix rollup package for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Here is the Direct link for DataProtectionManager2010-KB2465832.exe
Double Click on DataProtectionManager2010-KB2465832.exe and Click on Next
Accept the Agreement and Click on Install
Installation has been kicked off
Click on Next
2-Now Dpm 2010 was opened and Go to management tab , and go to Agents. What we gonna do is here update the agents. Just Click on Update Available
Now it is upgrading the agents
Now we have completed the hotfix rollup package for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010.
Lunch the DPM 2012 Media and Click on Next
Click on Check Install and Next Button will be available. then Click on Next
Select the Existing Path where the old DPM was installed. In this case mine is default
We are going to enter the DPM sql services password.
MS update is optional. This is a test environment so I selected NO, But in real life you should always select YES, Click on Next
Click on Remind me later, and Hit Upgrade
Upgrade has been kicked off, now time to have tea or miller time
Now we have a warning, We will need to restart the server.
After reboot the server DPM 2010 icon your desktop has been replaced and Become DPM 2012. Double click on DPM 2012 icon and upgrade has been taken place. Now we will upgrade the agents
4-Go to Management and you will see the agents, and Click on Update Available
We will go to each Protection group and verify the backup.
Let`s check if DPM 2012 Beta works, In order to check I select the Recovery tab and and I have a hyper-v protection group. As you know that we were not able to use Item-Level Recovery for VHD files which runs under virtual DPM 2010 , Now one of the coolest feature of DPM 2012, We are able to browse hyper-V Vhd files that was backup under virtual DPM 2012
In this case I will browse my VHD file
Double Click System reserved or Virtual machine Volume
Here is the files. So we can use Item-Level Recovery on DPM 2012 which runs under hyper-v enviroment
One of the limitations has been resolved, It is really a great job.