The referenced KB has all the answers other than the Disaster Recovery Snapshot. You have to backup the folders because they contain your certs, software repository, and agent ID's. If you don't have these you basically have to start over from scratch, including redeploying all the software to your endpoints. Yikes!
How can we enable the disaster recovery snapshot with SQL Express 2012? The snapshot feature is grayed out in the console.
The product guide says:
"McAfee does not recommend enabling Disaster Recovery Snapshot scheduling with the Microsoft SQL Server Express Editions because of the data file size limitations. The maximum data file size for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is only 4 GB and 10 GB for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2012 Express Editions."
However, our database size is well under 10GB and if it was over 10GB, we would have to upgrade from Express regardless of using the snapshots anyway.
So, I don't understand how size limitations matter if our ePO database is not oversized for SQL Express.
based on the limitations with Microsoft SQL Server express a EPO database snapshot is not supported using this version of SQL Server.
If you want to use this feature move your EPO Database to a full version of Microsoft SQL server.
KB81740 shows you this information. The Server Task for the snapshot is automatically disabled when using SQL express and enabled again if the DB is moved to a Full version of MS SQL.
How can we migrate ePO database from SQL Express to SQL Server?