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Upgrading the Disaster Recovery Configuration

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager

This topic provides guidance for upgrading your disaster recovery configuration to System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM).

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When upgrading to System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM), if you are protecting system state and you have customized the location of the backup that is staged, this customization will be lost in the PSdataSourceConfig.xml file during the upgrade. The staging location will be set to the drive with the largest available disk space.

Upgrading a DPM server that is being protected by or is protecting another DPM server

To upgrade a DPM that is being protected by another DPM server

  1. Upgrade the secondary server. For step-by-step instructions for upgrading a DPM server, see Upgrading System Center - DPM.

  2. On the primary server, close Administrator Console and Management Shell.

  3. On the primary server, start the Setup Wizard, complete the upgrade, and then restart the computer.

  4. Upgrade protection agents on all protected servers.

  5. Run a consistency check on all protected data sources.

To upgrade a DPM server that is protecting another DPM server

  1. Upgrade the secondary server. For step-by-step instructions for upgrading a DPM server, see Upgrading System Center - DPM.

  2. On the secondary server, close Administrator Console and Management Shell.

  3. On the secondary server, start the Setup Wizard, complete the upgrade, and then restart the computer.

  4. Upgrade each primary server that is being protected, and then reinstall the protection agent of each.

  5. Upgrade protection agents on all protected servers.

  6. Run a consistency check on all protected data sources.

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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