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This course offers customers an introduction to SolarWinds Backup, focusing on configuring the backup technology, taking backups, data restoration and data security. It is a great primer and will get you up to speed quickly on SolarWinds Backup.
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Upgrade from DPA Free to DPA

Updated November 2, 2017


If you have DPA Free, follow these instructions to upgrade to the full-featured version of SolarWinds DPA (Database Performance Analyzer).


Click here for a feature comparison of DPA Free and the full-featured version of DPA.


  • DPA Free, all versions



  1. Download the DPA installation package from the Customer Portal or from
  2. Install DPA on the same machine that you installed DPA Free.
  3. Apply your trial license key when prompted on screen.

Get unlimited features and instance registration

Once you’ve installed Database Performance Analyzer and applied your 14-day trial license key, you’ll be able to access all the features—reports, alerts, historical trend analysis and much more.


With the intuitive dashboard and Web-based browser, you won’t get lost in the statistics.

VMware resource correlation

See how VMware configuration, host server, and storage affect database response time.

Historical Trends

Visualize historical data to identify opportunities for improvement.

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