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Upgrading 2010 R2 to R3

Created: 04 May 2011 • Updated: 04 May 2011 | 3 comments
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How is the best way for upgrading 2010 R2 to R3?

Is the Upgrade possible throught LiveUpdate or do I have to install from the R3 DVD?

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Kiran Bandi's picture

No it's not possible through liveupdate. You can install only hotfixes/patches through live update.

You have to install R3 manually. 

Regards....

SOLUTION
AmolB's picture

Download R3 from www.backupexec.com You will have to download 4 ISO files along with the

script which combines 4 ISO files into 1. Total size of the ISO is 3.47GB.

Follow these steps

1) Stop SQL server BKUPEXEC service and take backup of DATA & CATALOGS folder

2) Extract or burn the ISO of R3

3) Run the browser,exe

4) Once upgrade is complete you will need to update the remote agents too.

Note: DATA & CATALOGS are located at X:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec.

xadox's picture

Upgrading R2 to R3 has worked without any problems.