Upgrading to latest version of Symantec Data Loss Prevention from a previous version


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Data Loss Prevention


How to upgrade to the latest version of Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP) from a previous version.



Upgrade Paths:
Possible upgrade paths for latest version of DLP Servers are :

Upgrade To
Direct Upgrade from
12.0, 12.0.1
11.0, 11.1, 11.5, 11.6
10.0, 10.5

Caution: It is not possible to skip a major release when upgrading DLP Servers.  That is, you cannot upgrade from 10.5 to 11.5 or from 10.5 to 12.0. The upgrade path must include each major release, consecutively. If a client attempts to upgrade outside this path, they will be left with a corrupted database and a non-functioning install.

For upgrade paths for DLP Endpoint Agents, the scenario is different.
DLP Endpoint Servers are backward-compatible for one full release with an associated Symantec DLP Agent, but please refer to the Upgrade Guide for a complete description of the Supported upgrade paths, and for backward compatibility for agents and servers.
How to upgrade to latest version.
2.      Enter a Serial Number for any of your Symantec DLP Products.
3.      Download the software (zipped files) for the version you want to upgrade to
4.      Unzip file “Symantec_DLP_<version>_Docs_Lin-In.zip for Linux" or  “Symantec_DLP_<version>_Docs_Win-In.zip" for Windows.
5.      Open “Symantec DLP Upgrade Guide” from the unzipped files.
6.      Follow the instructions given in the upgrade guide.

If you have any questions regarding this process, or are experiencing problems accessing or obtaining your product, Symantec Customer Service or Symantec Enterprise Technical Support will be able to assist you.