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Old 06-14-2007, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

Another quick Q that i dont seem to have found an definitive answer for yet.

Currently were planning on installing a new BES server on another box, mainly for testing but we plan to eventually migrate all users across to this.

Is it possible to install and use the same SRP as the one in use on the production box or not? Would we need to purchase the new version of the BES server software (only running v4.0 atm) to get a new SRP?

Also any installation guides that you've found useful would be good as well :D

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You can only use the SRP on one server; don't try to use it on another one, you'll only take down your first server as it'll "lock out" the SRP.

Here's some product documentation.

Read through the 4.1.4 docs as they're most current (even if 4.1 SP4 hasn't been publicly released yet ... was hoping this week, maybe next I guess)
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Thanks for the link, shall take a read through now.

I presume SRP's are only available when you purchase the software from RIM?

Ideally we want to do a staged migration to the new box, gradually moving new users and small blocks of old users over to the new box. Presumably its all in those guides so i'll read now but if anyone has done this in the past and has any tips then that'll be cool!

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I *think* its the other way ... when you purchase an SRP you get the software with it ...

If you call up support and ask real nice, they *may* give you a temp SRP.

Check this out: Migrate the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to new hardware

My recommendation is the knife edge ... How to perform a knife-edge cutover of BlackBerry Enterprise Server software versions 4.0 and 4.1

To do the upgrade to 4.1 you'll either need to purchase a one-time upgrade or have a T-Support contract in place that provides you with a free upgrade.
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Get yourself a TRIAL SRP from RIM. That should last you a good 60-90 days. Once you've moved over all your users you can disable services on the existing BES and punch in the old SRP onto the new one.
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I believe the temp SRP require a certain level of TSupport .. call RIM and they should be able to assist.
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hey guys,

still chasing our supplier for a temp SRP and the latest upgrade but I'd thought of another Q.

If we build this new box with the temp SRP key, migrate new users to it from the old box, then what happens when we swap the SRP key to our production one?

Will all the clients be required to do another Enterprise Activation as there's a new SRP?

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When you do a "move" to a new server, it will automatically do this for you and update the handheld with the new SRP. If you simply migrate the SRP and add these users as brand new, it will require a enterprise activation. most of the time, if you do it this way, it will require you to wipe the handheld clean / clean out the services books thats holding on to the current SRP.

do not forget to configure the sql part of this process when migrating.
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If you just want this as testing for a small pilot group of users, register for BES Express. It's less of a hassle than dealing with a temporary SRP request to the carrier or RIM, and it doesn't expire.
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