i've been looking for information on how to perform a migration of BES for Lotus Domino incl. all its users from one server to another for a couple of days now. Unfortunately, I can't find any information on how to do it in my special situation:
The (old) server is currently running BES 4.0 for Lotus Domino with locally installed MSDE serving only a little more than 20 users. I know that I could just shut the BES-service down, install the new server and let the users perform the enterprise activation again, but I would prefer not to bother them with that kind of inconvenient stuff. Also, I'm not quite sure, if and what data the users might loose if I do it that way.
The new server (domino-2) is already up and running, and currently a member of a domino-cluster that consists of two servers (domino-1 + domino-2). The BES installation resides on a third server, that is not currently a member of that domino-cluster, but of the same notes domain.
Some articles I found indicate, that it's quite simple if one would just move the data from the old to the new server and rename the new server with the old server's name. Unfortunately, this is not an option in my situation. That's because the BES also has some other not BES- or Domino-related tasks that rely on its current netbios-name. Additionaly, I want to achieve that the new server (domino-2) retains it's currently used domino-server-id and not change it to the BES-server's id.
Other articles indicate that there is a way if you have a second (trial-)srp-identifier for the new server, so that both server's may co-exist for some time, while you just move the users from "a" to "b" somehow. I even already got a trial-srp-identifier from our network-provider, but I'm still quit unsure on how to proceed now.
If anyone might give me some hints on what the best way to migrate the server would be, if you can't move the domino-server-id to the new server and not rename the servers in the course of migration, I would be quite glad and owe you a beer