2.3 Post-Upgrade Tasks

After you upgrade the PlateSpin Protect software, you must perform the following tasks to resume normal operations of the PlateSpin Server:

  1. Log in to the PlateSpin Protect Web Interface.

  2. Click Workloads, then check the Workloads page for any paused replication schedules. In particular, look for Tasks (special workload protection events with optional commands) generated for automatically upgrading protection contracts that were using a legacy block-based component from earlier versions of the product. This requires a reboot of the protected workload.

  3. Reapply the required configuration settings in PlateSpin Configuration at


  4. Verify that the upgraded PlateSpin Server has a pre-compiled blkwatch driver for your workloads. See Linux Distributions Supported by Protect in your User Guide.

    You should upload again any custom Linux blkwatch drivers you need for future migrations that you backed up before the upgrade in Backing Up Your Custom Linux blkwatch Drivers Before Upgrade.

    If a pre-compiled driver is not available, you can create a custom blkwatch driver by following the steps found in the Knowledgebase Article 7005873.

  5. From the PlateSpin Protect Web Interface, click Workloads, click Select All, click Resume Schedule, then click Execute to resume all scheduled replications.

  6. Verify that your PlateSpin Server and replications are working properly.

  7. (Optional, recommended) If you have not previously set a custom password for the SQL system administrator user (sa), consider setting a secure password at this time.

    See Modifying the Password for the SQL Server Express System Administrator User.