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Old 07-03-2011, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do I upgrade the configuration database for a phased 4.x to 5.x express migration?

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I currently run 4.x and am building out a new 5.x server and I'm going to move my BES users to it. I want to do this with minimal impact on my end users (no re-provisioning, no losing device options, no password resets, minimal down time, etc.). Do I need to upgrade the configuration database or should I create a new one?

I saw this statment in the upgrade document: "The BlackBerry Configuration Database and all BlackBerry Administration Service instances in the BlackBerry Domain must be the same version. Before you upgrade the BlackBerry Configuration Database, you must stop the BlackBerry Administration Service services that run on all other computers in the BlackBerry Domain until you upgrade the computers." Does that mean upgrading the configuration DB means I need to stop all the BES services on the existing 4.x server, effectively taking it out of service? I'm not exactly sure what the administration service does or what that means so I wanted to check.

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Default Re: Do I upgrade the configuration database for a phased 4.x to 5.x express migration

If you're doing a phased migration using the Enterprise Transporter to move users from 4.x to 5.x, then you need to create a new database for the 5.x instance.
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Default Re: Do I upgrade the configuration database for a phased 4.x to 5.x express migration

Thanks. I'm a bit new to BES, what configuration do I need to re-do on the 5.x side with the new database?

Also, is the migration transparent to end users? Or is there something they see, do they lose settings, etc?

Thanks for the info, I've read all the admin and upgrade docs on the BES web site but they aren't clear on these points.

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Default Re: Do I upgrade the configuration database for a phased 4.x to 5.x express migration

Using the transporter, the move is transparent to the user, they will not lose anything and they will not realize that you are moving them.

On the new server, you need to re-create your IT policies, your push application config, your groups and any configuration that is not the default.
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