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Upgrading a DPM Server to Windows Server 2008

Updated: February 1, 2010

Applies To: Data Protection Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

To upgrade DPM 2007 SP1 server to Windows Server 2008, follow these steps:

  1. Back up the DPM database.

  2. Uninstall DPM and choose to retain data.

  3. Uninstall Powershell.

  4. Upgrade DPM server to Windows Server 2008.

  5. Delete the DPM database.

  6. Ensure all the disks containing DPM replica volumes are online.

  7. Reinstall DPM.

  8. Restore the DPM database.

To back up the DPM database

  1. From the command prompt, run DPMBackup.exe -db, located at <drive letter>:\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\bin.

  2. In the console tree of the backup program, browse to \Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\Volumes\ShadowCopy\Database Backups. The file name of the DPM database backup is DPMDB.bak.

  3. Select the media to which you want to back up the database.

  4. Start the backup.

To uninstall DPM

  1. In Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Change or Remove Programs.

  2. Under Currently installed programs, select Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 and then click Change/Remove.

  3. On the Uninstallation Options page, select the Retain data option, and then click Next.

  4. On the Summary of Options page, click Uninstall.

  5. When uninstallation is complete, click Close.

To uninstall PowerShell

  1. In Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Change or Remove Programs.

  2. Under Currently installed programs, select Windows Powershell and then click Change/Remove.

To upgrade DPM server to Windows Server 2008

While you are upgrading to Windows Server 2008, make sure that the bit version of both operating systems are same.

To delete the DPM database

  1. On the Start menu, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and then click SQL Server Management Studio.

  2. Select the <computer name>\MS$DPM2007$ database, and then click Connect.

  3. Expand Databases, right-click the DPMDB database, and then click Delete.

  4. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.

To install DPM

To restore the DPM database using the DpmSync tool

  1. From the command prompt, type DpmSync –restored –dbloc < DPMDB location> and then press ENTER.

    The default location of DPMDB is C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\DPMDB. When you use an existing instance of SQL Server for DPM, the default location of DPMDB is the path on the instance of SQL Server where the SQL Server databases are located.

  2. From the command prompt, type DpmSync -sync.

  3. After the new installation is complete and the database is restored, in DPM Administrator Console, in the Monitoring task area, check for protection jobs that failed during the repair operation. Manually restart any failed jobs.

  4. After you restart the failed jobs, you must perform a consistency check for all data sources. For more information about how to perform a manual consistency check, see How to synchronize a replica in DPM 2007 Help.