Lately, we’ve been receiving more requests for potential Data Protector upgrade paths. This post includes a simple overview to guide you including intermediate steps necessary to upgrade to the latest version of the software.
To reduce the amount of manual effort to a minimum you should always use the latest possible version allowed in the upgrade path (on Cell Manager and clients) before taking the next step, e.g. starting at 7.01, then upgrade to 9.00 and continue to 10.10.
There might be some exceptions to this general rule depending on a lot of parameters i.e. new hardware, new operating systems, etc. Make sure to check the Release Notes and requirements of each (intermediate) version you plan to use as well as creating a offline backup and clean up the installation before you start.