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    Question BES Upgrade Scenario & Procedure

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    Hi all. Yay first post form me!
    First, I'd like to upload or link an avatar for myself but each time I try, the profile page does not confirm the [Save]. Just get a blank page. /shrug

    Looking forward to participating in the forums for quality info & conversation with my fellow BES Admin peers.

    So here's my situation:
    We're running BES 4.0.3 with Domino 6 on an old P3 XEON box with WinServ2k3 patched and updated. AV=SAV10. Also running Commontime mNotes for our Palm & Windows device folks who won't wake up and smell the Blackberrys cookin'. (200+ BBs vs 34 Palm/Windows devices)
    The BES database is an MSDE instance while mNotes is SQL.
    RIM has announced that TSupport for Server 4.0 will end 12/31/07. Therefore, we are going to upgrade to 4.1 SPx HFx (whatever it's up to by then).
    Other issues:
    We want to load WinServ2k3 on a brand, new box and load BES 4.1 on there and have the database SQL instead of MSDE.
    1. What would be the easiest way to convert the MSDE database (BESMgmt) from the 4.0 server to SQL on the new server?
    2. How can we make the switchover with minimal break in service for our users?
    3. Can BESMgmt as SQL coexist with the mNotes database on the same box?
    4. Anybody else go through this scenario? Got procedures?
    I've got the upgrade guild d/l andI've been reading through it. But sometimes, its better to hear it in plain English than in a technical manual.
    I tried to ask during the webinar on 1/24/07, but the server was overloaded and nothing got accomplished.

    Thanks in advance for your comments.
    Flames will have an IT Policy set on them!
    DarthBBerry
    BES Admin & Telecom Ninja
    Raleigh, NC

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    Re: BES Upgrade Scenario & Procedure

    Hi, I will answer this when I get to work tonight. I have some good documentation for you to follow.

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    Re: BES Upgrade Scenario & Procedure

    I did submit a new thread on how to move the database from msde to remote SQL but here are a few articles I'd suggest reading through.

    http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/searc...%200%202461503

    Knife Edge Cutover Guide for 4.0 and 4.1
    http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/searc...%200%201621845

    Checklist for upgrading from 4.0 to 4.1
    http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/searc...%200%201621009

    Disaster Recovery Guide
    http://www.blackberry.com/knowledgec...nodeid=1292490

    Hope this helps! As per your question "Can BESMgmt as SQL coexist with the mNotes database on the same box?" I really can't answer that as I'm an Exchange Guru more than a Lotus Guru.

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