Perform post-upgrade steps


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager

After upgrading note the following:

  • Upgrade the DPM protection agent on protected computers and server. Note that this might require a restart of the protected computer.

  • After upgrading the DPM server and protection agents all of your data sources will be marked as inconsistent. Upgrade the respective protection agents, and then perform a consistency check.

  • Reconfigure tape library sharing.

  • If you had Hyper-V Live Migration configured before doing the upgrade, run the Windows PowerShell cmdlet Set-DpmGlobalProperty -KnownVmmServers <VmmServerName> to continue protection.

Upgrade the agent on protected servers

  1. On the protected computer or server, in the SCDPM folder of the setup DVD, open the Agents folder, and then copy DPMAgentInstaller_x64.exe and DPMAgentInstaller_x86.exe to a network share.

  2. Log on to the protected computers, navigate to the network share, and then run the appropriate DPMAgentInstaller.exe command.

    DpmAgentInstaller.exe [/q] [<DPM server name>] [/IAcceptEula]


    Only agents that are running version System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) can be upgraded. For agents that are running any other version, you must uninstall the agent, and then install the DPM Beta agent.

Install the agent on secondary DPM servers

  1. On the secondary DPM server, launch the DPM Agent Installation Wizard.

  2. Select Install Agents.

  3. Select the primary DPM servers that the secondary DPM protects.

  4. Complete the protection agent installation.