04-23-2008, 10:38 AM
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I just wanted to update this thread, in case anyone is doing a similar database backup and restore. In case you were wondering, we were de-commissioning an old Notes server with BES 188.8.131.52 and putting a brand new server in its place running the exact same version of Windows (server 2003) BES and Lotus Domino.
(pre-tip: The great thing about Lotus is that after you run the installer, you can simply grab the Lotus folder off the old server and just copy and paste it over the Lotus folder on the new server...done...thats all. Now on to BES)
1. I used the attached pdf and the 'command line' to back up our DB.
2. after installing the exact same version of BlackBerry manager to our new server, restore the DB using the command line from the attached pdf.
3. I then had to copy the RIM folder from Program Files on the old server and paste it over the RIM folder on the new server.
4. *Important*...this was never mentioned, but you need to copy the CE.dll file from c:\windows\system32 folder from the old server to the new server. The CE.dll file is responsible for the IT Security policy to work correctly.
That should be all you need.
We will be upgrading to BlackBerry Manager 4.1.4 in a couple weeks, but for now our new BES is working fine.