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Upgrade to System Center 2012 - DPM

Updated: June 25, 2014

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

To upgrade to System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM), DPM 2010 with QFE4 (KB2615782) must be installed on a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008. DPM does not support 32-bit or Itanium architecture–based operating systems.

Before you begin the upgrade, ensure that System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 has the latest hotfixes installed. For the latest updates and hotfixes for DPM, see Downloads for System Center Data Protection Manager.

Before you upgrade DPM 2010, we strongly recommend that you back up your DPM database and store the backup file in a secure location. If your upgrade does not complete successfully, or if you need to go back to DPM 2010, you can roll back the upgrade.

Procedure to upgrade from DPM 2010

  1. If you want to use a remote SQL instance, run Setup.exe on the SQL Server and select DPM Remote SQL Prep tool from the Setup page. For more information on upgrading DPMDB, see Upgrade the DPM Database.

  2. Run Setup.exe on the DPM server and select Data Protection Manager from the Setup page and follow the wizard.

  • Setup adds firewall exceptions for port 6075 to enable a scoped DPM Administrator console.

  • Setup adds the DPMSCOM group to Windows groups.

  • Setup adds the MSDPM Trusted Users group to Windows groups.

  • Setup adds the following new event logs: DPM Backup event and DPM alert.

See Also

Other Resources

Upgrade DPM

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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