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Old 05-16-2005, 08:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am building another BES server and installing version 4 on it with same SRP etc.

I want to copy the SQL database across and import it but if there are any problems can I just turn off the new server, fire up the old one and carry on ?
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Are you using MSDE or a true SQL database? We did a knife edge cutover about 2 months ago by exporting all of the user/SRP information from the old server and then imported it into the new one without any problems.
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I am using SQL server. I have installed it on the new BES server but I want to copy the SQL database across but I understand that BES 4 tweaks the SQL database, so I want to be able to go back to the old server with the original SQL database if it all goes wrong
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to answer your other question, yes. if you have issues, you can simply shutdown the new and start the old.
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Nobla, I don't know if you have done this yet. I have been out of town. I have done this a couple of times and I feel the easiest thing to do if you are building a new database on the new server is to just build the server new with same SRP info like you mentioned. You get a new clean 4.0 database, the just run besmigration. It is found in the tools folder of your BES install. The syntax is something like this: "besmigration -s "mapi Profile" "besname" "besname" -d "SQL server Name" besmgnt". Without the quotes. besname is the name of your BES; it would be the same for this case.

With this solution, you don't have to worry about moving the whole database and the new database gets populated with all the user info and noone has to recradle.
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