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Retrying a Failed DPM 2010 Upgrade

Updated: May 28, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

This topic guides you through the process of retrying your DPM 2010 upgrade if your previous attempt failed.

Before you retry the upgrade, check the logs at C:\DPMLogs to see why the upgrade failed. After you have taken corrective action, follow the steps outlined here.

To retry the DPM 2010 upgrade

  1. Uninstall the failed DPM 2010 upgrade while retaining your data by clicking Retain disk-based recovery points on the Uninstallation Options page. For step-by-step instructions for uninstalling DPM 2010, see Uninstalling DPM 2010.

  2. Back up the DPM 2007 database by using the procedure below.

  3. Delete the DPM 2010 database.

  4. Reinstall DPM 2007 SP1 and any updates to the return to the same state as the original installation.

  5. Restore the saved DPM 2007 database files.

  6. Retry the upgrade.

To back up the DPM 2007 database

  1. On the computer where the DPM database is installed, open Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio for SQL Server 2005 and then connect to the instance of SQL Server that DPM 2007 was using.

  2. Take a backup of the DPMDB database. To back up a database, right-click the database, click Tasks, and then click Backup.

  3. Store this backup file to a safe location.

  4. Delete the DPMDB database by using SQL Server Management Studio.

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