BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-15-2006, 06:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Model: 7100v
Posts: 3
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Server upgrade path?

Please Login to Remove!

Hi,

We currently have the following setup

Exchange 2003 email environment running on windows 2003

Our BES server is configured as follows
Windows 2000 sp4
BES 4.0.4.9
Exchange system manager 2000
MSDE running the database locally

I'm proposing the following migration path. Can anybody tell me if this sounds ok and offer any advice on whether this is a good idea?

1. Build a new 2003 server with a new name on new hardware.
2. Install ESM2003 and patch it.
3. Install BES and patch to the latest version but do not enable the SRP (we only have 1 license)
4. Create a new SQL database on our company sql cluster.
5. migrate all existing users across to the new server.
6. liven the new server by activating its SRP.

Thanks in advance for any help!
Offline  
Old 08-15-2006, 06:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
BBAdmin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Port 3101.org
Model: .
Carrier: .
Posts: 2,491
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Sounds pretty good to me. You might want to take the opportunity to update your Exchange server to SP2 (also remember to service pack the BES for the sake of the ESM). As you're running service pack 4 for BES you'll be free of the bugs Ex 2K3 SP2 created!

Your only other change is the move from MSDE to SQL which you seem to have accounted for. Obviously export your user list from the current BES and import it to the fresh install. You've already thought ahead with the bit most people miss out on which is making sure both SRP keys are NOT live simultaniously.

You may need to run the handheldcleanup.exe utility after setting the new BES live to verify the migrated users can connect to the mailboxes but I doubt it. I tend to do this as a standard thing whenever migrating users.
__________________


Last edited by BBAdmin : 08-15-2006 at 06:36 AM.
Offline  
Old 08-15-2006, 06:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Model: 7100v
Posts: 3
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks very much for the quick reply.

Can i just ask one more question about the proposed solution. When i migrate the users from the old server to the new server, will they continues to work without interuption or will they all be required to reactivate?

thanks very much
Offline  
Old 08-15-2006, 07:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
BBAdmin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Port 3101.org
Model: .
Carrier: .
Posts: 2,491
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

If they do need reactivating (which I doubt it) they will do it automatically themselves, you won't need to set the Enterprise Activation going again.
__________________

Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.