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Old 08-05-2008, 09:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have 2 BES servers (4.1.4, Exchange 2003) in our environment sharing a SQL 2000 database. I'm going to upgrade to SP6 in the next few weeks. My question is should I follow the same directions for a general service pack installation (BlackBerry Search Results)?

I planned on stopping the services, etc. on each BES and complete the upgrade 1 at a time. Any suggestions or things I should be prepared for?

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Make a back up of registry on both machines and DB before upgradeing.
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Just applied Sp6 to same environment as that described (2 BESs at 4.1.4 sharing a common database, albeit SQL2005). No errors at all once I'd deleted the mdss and mdss_dis databases.
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Just applied Sp6 to same environment as that described (2 BESs at 4.1.4 sharing a common database, albeit SQL2005). No errors at all once I'd deleted the mdss and mdss_dis databases.
Thanks for the info. Any more details on having to delete the databases?
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I believe the mdss and mdss_dis databases are used if you are pushing apps to the BBs. I upgraded two different BES domains with SP6 and on 1 upgrade I had to deleted the mdss databases and on the other upgrade the mdss databases upgraded fine. Currently, I am not pushing apps to my BBs only surfing via the MDS. my upgrade with just fine other than that.
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Question BES Server Upgrade

We are on BES 4.1.4.15 with Exchanges 2003 SP2 and are looking to go to SP6 for BES do I need to install any of the previous service packs or can I jump to SP6.
Are there any specific steps that I need to take before performing this upgrade?
Thanks I am new to the BES.
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We are on BES 4.1.4.15 with Exchanges 2003 SP2 and are looking to go to SP6 for BES do I need to install any of the previous service packs or can I jump to SP6.
Are there any specific steps that I need to take before performing this upgrade?
Thanks I am new to the BES.
SP are cumulative so go straight to sp6.
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