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Upgrading System Center - DPM

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

System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) supports an upgrade from System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 with QFE4 (KB2615782) installed on a Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 64-bit operating system.

Before you begin the upgrade of DPM 2010, note the following requirements and recommendations:

  • Install the latest hotfixes for DPM 2010. For the latest updates and hotfixes for DPM, see Downloads for System Center Data Protection Manager.

  • Ensure that DPM 2010 is installed on a Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 64-bit operating system.

  • Ensure that the hard disk on which DPM 2010 is installed has at least 4.5 gigabytes (GB) of free disk space.

  • We strongly recommend that you back up the DPM 2010 database and save the backup file in a secure location.

  • If you are sharing a tape library, you must stop sharing it. You can enable tape library sharing after installing DPM successfully. For more information, see Removing library sharing

  • If you are using a remote instance of SQL Server, we recommend install a new instance of SQL Server 2008 R2, Standard or Enterprise Edition. For step-by-step instructions for installing a remote instance of SQL Server, see Installing a Remote Instance of SQL Server 2008.

Before you begin the upgrade of DPM 2010, note the following additional considerations:

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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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