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vRanger 7.8 - Installation/Upgrade Guide

Introduction Before you install System requirements and compatibility Installing vRanger Upgrading vRanger

Upgrading a previous vRanger installation

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Upgrading vRanger > Upgrading a previous vRanger installation

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When the vRanger Backup & Replication dialog box appears, select the language for the interface from the Language list, and click Next.
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When the License Agreement dialog box appears, read the license terms, accept the agreement, and click Next.
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When the vRanger Services Information dialog box appears, enter the credentials you want to use to run the services installed by vRanger.
In the Domain field, enter the domain in which the user account is located.
In the Username field, enter the username for the account.
In the Password field, enter the password for the account.
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Click Next.
The vRanger Database Runtime Credentials dialog box appears. This dialog box allows you to configure different credentials for database installation and for normal runtime operations. In addition, this dialog box is where you configure a connection to an existing SQL Server® database.
Database Installation Credentials: If you select Windows, the database installs using the credentials chosen in Entering vRanger service credentials. If you are using SQL Server authentication, the credentials used must have administrative privileges on the SQL Server instance.
Runtime DB Connection Credentials: You may choose different credentials for use during normal vRanger operations.
If you select Windows, the database installs using the credentials chosen in Entering vRanger service credentials.
If you select SQL Server, enter and confirm the system administrator (sa) password when you select Mixed Mode authentication. Setting strong passwords is essential to the security of your system. Never set a blank or weak sa password.
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When the vRanger Catalog Service dialog box appears, do one of the following:
To install the Catalog Service, select Install vRanger Catalog Service.
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Click Next.
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When the Ready to Install dialog box appears, click Install.

Updating the VSS Tools

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When viewing the My Inventory View, right-click the preferred VM, and select Configure VSS Tools.
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When the Configure VSS Tools dialog box appears, enter the name and password for an account with administrative privileges on the VM, and click Next.
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If preferred, select Perform application log truncation.
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Click Configure, and click Next.
Creates the C:\Program Files\Quest\vRanger\vzShadow directory, and populates the directory with the vzShadow executable and supporting files.
Creates the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\backupscripts.d directory, and creates a freeze.bat file in that directory that contains the appropriate contents based on your selections.

Upgrading the vRanger Database

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Performing a database upgrade

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Run the program and the SQL Server Installation Center wizard is displayed.
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In the left navigation area, click Installation and then click Upgrade from SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2012.
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On the License Terms page, review the license agreement and, if you agree, select I accept the license terms, then click Next.
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In the Global Rules window, the setup procedure will automatically advance to the Product Updates window if there are no rule errors.
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The Microsoft Update page will appear next if the Microsoft Update check box in Control Panel>All Control Panel Items>Windows Update>Change settings is not checked. Putting a check in the Microsoft Update page will change the computer settings to include the latest updates when you scan for Windows Update.
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On the Product Updates page, click Next to include the latest SQL Server updates. The Install Setup Files page is displayed, where the setup files are copied and then the installation automatically starts.
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On the Install Setup Files page, Setup provides the progress of downloading, extracting, and installing the Setup files. If an update for SQL Server Setup is found, and is specified to be included, that update will also be installed.
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In the Upgrade Rules window, the setup procedure will automatically advance to the Select instance window if there are no rule errors.
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On the Select Instance page, specify the instance of SQL Server to upgrade.
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On the Select Features page, the features to upgrade will be preselected. A description for each component group appears in the right pane after you select the feature name.
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On the Instance Configuration page, specify the Instance ID for the instance of SQL Server.
Instance ID - By default, the instance name is used as the Instance ID. This is used to identify installation directories and registry keys for your instance of SQL Server. This is the case for default instances and named instances. For a default instance, the instance name and instance ID would be MSSQLSERVER. To use a non-default instance ID, provide a value for the Instance ID textbox.
Installed instances - The grid will show instances of SQL Server that are on the computer where Setup is running. If a default instance is already installed on the computer, you must install a named instance of SQL Server.
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On the Server Configuration - Service Accounts page, the default service accounts are displayed for SQL Server services. The actual services that are configured on this page depend on the features that you are upgrading.
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On the Full-Text Search Upgrade Options page, specify the upgrade options for the databases being upgraded.
The Feature Rules window will automatically advance if all rules pass.
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The Ready to Upgrade page displays a tree view of installation options that were specified during Setup. To continue, click Install. SQL Server Setup will first install the required prerequisites for the selected features followed by the feature installation.
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After installation, the Complete page provides a link to the summary log file for the installation and other important notes. To complete the SQL Server installation process, click Close.
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Open SQL Server Management and set the compatibility level for the selected database.
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Take backups of the vRangerPro and Catalog Databases. Refer to Backing up the vRanger database.
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Restore the vRangerPro and Catalog databases.
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Open SQL Server Management and set the compatibility level for the selected database.
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