2.2 Upgrade Procedure

During the upgrade process, the installation program automatically imports data from your previous installation.

2.2.1 Upgrade Procedure

Use this procedure to upgrade your PlateSpin Protect product.

  1. Back up your data.

    See Before Upgrading PlateSpin Protect.

  2. Run the PlateSpin Protect setup executable and follow the on-screen instructions.

    Make sure that you select the Save data option when prompted during the server installation.

    NOTE:In some situations the installation program might fail to automatically re-import data that it exports during the upgrade process. If this happens, use the PlateSpin.ImportExport.bat utility to recover this data from the following directory on your server host:

    • Windows Server 2003 Systems: \Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\PlateSpin

    • Windows Server 2008 Systems: \ProgramData\PlateSpin (this is a hidden folder by default)

    See KB Article 7921084.

2.2.2 Post-Upgrade Tasks

  1. (Optional, for International versions) Set up PlateSpin Protect and your browser for use in a specific supported language.

    See Language Setup for International Versions of PlateSpin Protect in your User Guide.

  2. 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 .config parameters in the new .config files.

    See Configuring the Product Behavior through XML Configuration Parameters in your User Guide.