DPM 2012 SP1 / Deduplication / 2008 R2 Storage Server
We currently have DPM 2012 SP1 installed on a server running 2008 R2 Storage Server.
Once DPM 2012 SP1 was released many months back (so that it then supports deduplicated data/volumes) I built a Server 2012 VM Server to use as a file server; with the intention of activating and using deduplication.
All went well until I found out that although DPM 2012 SP1 supports backing up of deduplicated data/volumes; whilst running it on a 2008 R2 Storage Server this feature is not.
I think it is to do with the fact that 2008 R2 Storage Server only deduplicates at file level; and Server 2012 / DPM 2012 SP1 is (also) at block level...although I may be wrong!!
Anyway, although I always prefer to do clean installs of OS's, I am tempted to do an in place upgrade from 2008 R2 Storage Server to 2012...anything I should look out for? Anyone else done this?