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Currently having a battle with a client that is going to be migrating the BES SQL DB.
They plan to re-point the existing server to new storage infrastructure, first by virtualising via the USP-V controller requiring an outage, subsequently migrating the data in background (not requiring an outage).
In the past I have always shutdown all BES/BAS before a backup of the DB is taken and the migration started but the client is not prepared to have BES down for a possible 3-4 hours.
All RIM KB's regarding DB moves/migrations recommened the BES/BAS are shutdown until the DB has completed migrating to its new destination.
Trying to find out what are the consequences of migrating the DB while all BES/BAS are operational and also if the DB needs to be restored from backup, how could any changes made to the DB/Transaction logs etc. be imported back to the restored backup?