Since over a year I learned a lot about BES from this forum. So I hope you guys can help me out on this issue too, because I'm pretty stuck.
We have a 4.1.7 BES server running on Domino 7. The Domino server however, is also used as a mailserver. Since this is an old configuration, we would like to upgrade everything. However, due to circumstances, we have chosen to move the BES to another Domino server, version 8.5.1, running on Windows 2008 64 bit. I know it's not supported, but as a temporary step, we would like to move the BES server to this new Domino server, and see if this works. If it works, we can keep this config and plan the upgrade to BES 5.
I know how to do a migration to a new hardware, if hostnames, IP-addresses and such are kept. But now they want to give the BES server a new hostname, a new Domino name and a new IP-address.
My question is, if I migrate the server, and use a backup of the original SQL (MSDE) database (which is installed locally on the BES server), what do I have to update so the BES server is running on the server with new dns-names? Is that possible? And do I have to reactivate my devices?
This migration path is not my choice, but I am the one who has to execute it. And I really don't know where to update it, and if it's possible. And to make matters worse, I have to do it tomorrow morning.
Thanks in advance for your help!