How to Migrate a DPM 2006 Server to DPM 2007

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

The general migration process is as follows:

  1. Install DPM 2007 on a server with sufficient disk space.

  2. Using the upgrade tool, export the protection group settings from a DPM 2006 server to the DPM 2007 server.

  3. On the servers that are being migrated, uninstall the DPM 2006 file agent, install the DPM 2007 protection agent, and then restart the servers.

  4. Using the upgrade tool, add the servers to the protection groups on the DPM 2007 server, and move the replicas to the DPM 2007 storage pool.

Important

You must run the upgrade tool from a local folder on the computer. You cannot run the upgrade tool from a shared folder on the network.

Step 1: Install DPM 2007

For instructions on installing and configuring DPM 2007, see Deploying DPM 2007 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=66734).

Step 2: Export Protection Group Configurations

The DPM 2006 server must be online when you export the protection group configurations.

On the DPM 2007 server, at a command prompt, run the following command:

MigrateDPM2006 -exportSettings -dpm2006server ServerName

This tool copies the settings and metadata from the specified DPM 2006 server for the specified protected server.

At this point, actual data has not been transferred, and DPM 2006 continues to provide protection. You can export the configurations for multiple protected servers and then complete the migration for each server at your convenience.

Step 3: Change Agents on Protected Servers

When you uninstall the DPM 2006 file agent from a protected server, the server is no longer protected. Do not begin this step in the migration process until you are ready to transfer protection responsibility for this server to the DPM 2007 server.

To change DPM agents on protected servers

  1. On the DPM 2006 server, in DPM Administrator Console, remove the protected data sources on the migrating server from the protection group, selecting the Retain data option, by performing the following steps:

    1. In the Protection task area, expand the protection groups, expand the server that you want to migrate, and then select the data sources on that server.

    2. In the Actions pane, click Remove from group.

    3. In the Remove Members dialog box, verify that the Delete box is not selected for any data source, and then click Remove Members.

  2. On the DPM 2006 server, in DPM Administrator Console, uninstall the DPM 2006 file agent from the migrating server, by performing the following steps:

    1. On the Agents tab in the Management task area, select the migrating server.

    2. In the Actions pane, click Uninstall.

    3. In the Uninstall dialog box, click Uninstall Agents.

    4. In the Enter Credentials dialog box, type the user name and password for a domain account that is a member of the local administrators group on all selected file servers, and then click OK.

  3. On the DPM 2007 server, in DPM Administrator Console, install the DPM 2007 protection agent and restart the migrating server by performing the following steps:

    1. On the Agents tab in the Management task area, click Install in the Actions pane.

    2. On the Select Servers page, select the name of the migrating server from the Server name list or type the fully qualified domain name of the migrating server in the Server Name box, click Add, and then click Next.

    3. On the Enter Credentials page, type the user name and password for a domain account that is a member of the local administrators group on the selected server.

    4. On the Summary page, click Install Agents to proceed with the installation.

    5. On the Installing page, click Close.

    6. Restart the migrating server.

    For instructions on installing a protection agent on servers that are behind a firewall, see Installing Protection Agents (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=95113 ).

Step 4: Move Protection Group and Replicas

The DPM 2006 server must be online when you move the protection group replicas.

On the DPM 2007 server, at a command prompt, run the following command:

MigrateDPM2006 -importSettings -copyData -dpm2006server ServerName -protectedServer ServerName

This command:

  1. Creates the protection groups for the server specified on the DPM 2007 server.

  2. Copies the data from the DPM 2006 server to the replica on the DPM 2007 server.

The copyData parameter is optional. If it is not specified, the replicas are marked as Manual replica creation pending.