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Old 04-30-2008, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am want to move my existing 4.1 BES running MSDE to new hardware. I will still run BES 4.1 with MSDE. I have been reading about the knife edge cutover (KB10278) and KB03112. Between the two documents the steps get a little confusing. I wondering if someone could give me the consolidate steps.

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Old 04-30-2008, 02:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am want to move my existing 4.1 BES running MSDE to new hardware. I will still run BES 4.1 with MSDE. I have been reading about the knife edge cutover (KB10278) and KB03112. Between the two documents the steps get a little confusing. I wondering if someone could give me the consolidate steps.

Thanks for all the help!!
prekojo, welcome.

Rather than someone telling you what to do, you'd be better off going through both of them, consolidating them, putting it into a list and posting it here. Then people could respond with feedback / recommendations on what you've put together. I'd be glad to look at that, but I'm not going to do all the leg work for you here.
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**Please review my plan for the cutover**

1.) Backup MSDE database on existing BES server
2.) Set the local permission on the new BES server
3.) Stop services on existing BES Server
4.) Install MSDE on the new BES server
5.) Install BES on new server (Use existing SRP ID and CALs) - Creating a blank BESMgmt database
6.) Restore BESMgmt (mdf and ldf) database to new server
7.) Copy restored BESMgmt.Mdf and BESMgmt.ldf over top of blank BESMgmt database
8.) Attach BESMgmt database to MSDE
9.) Startup services on new server
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You won't need to restore the database and attach the mdf and ldf files. You will be fine with just restoring the backup from your original install. And you won't need to stop services until you are ready to bring the new BES online, just remember not to start the services after the BES install. There is a checkbox with the option there, make sure it's not selected and you're golden.
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We are planning to do this soon as well...when we move over to the new hardware, will all users go through an enterprise activation or will they notice anything on their handheld?
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Thanks for the info!!!!

Just to verify I don't need to edit and BESMgmt.cfg file and run the createDB command???

Last night I tried the step I posted earlier and got the following error "Error code 5608 when starting the BlackBerry Dispatcher" Any ideas why I might have got that error??

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Not using createdb.exe leaves entries out of the sysmessages table which causes that error. You can try running createdb.exe with the update or migrate command in the besmgmt.cfg file. Then restart the services.
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At what point in the cutover process should I run the createdb command????
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Rather than let the BES install create a blank db use createdb.exe to create it. Then restore your backed up db and then install the BES.
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