Upgrading to DPM 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 supports an upgrade from DPM 2007 SP1 installed on a Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 64-bit operating system. If DPM 2007 SP1 is installed on a Windows Server 2003 64-bit operating system, you must upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 before upgrading to DPM 2010. For information about upgrading the operating system for a DPM 2007 SP1 server to Windows Server 2008 see, Upgrading a DPM Server to Windows Server 2008 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=147369).

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

  • Install the latest hotfixes for DPM 2007 SP1. For the latest updates and hotfixes for DPM, see Downloads for System Center Data Protection Manager (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=188865).

  • Ensure that DPM 2007 SP1 is installed on a Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 64-bit operating system.

  • Ensure that the hard disk on which DPM 2007 SP1 is installed has at least 3 gigabytes (GB) of free disk space.

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

  • If you are using a remote instance of SQL Server, we recommend install a new instance of SQL Server 2008 SP1, 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, note the following additional considerations:

In This Section

What's New in DPM 2010

Upgrading to DPM 2010 from DPM 2007

Upgrading to DPM 2010 from DPM 2010 RC

Upgrading to DPM 2010 from DPM 2010 Evaluation

Removing Library Sharing

Upgrading the Disaster Recovery Configuration

After Upgrading to DPM 2010

Retrying a Failed DPM 2010 Upgrade

Rolling Back a DPM 2010 Upgrade

See Also

Other Resources

DPM2010 Upgrade Advisor