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| | Migrating BES to new Domino server
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We would like to carry out as seamlessly as possible a migration of BES to new hardware on a differently named Domino server.
1. Version of Domino on old BES: 6.5.4
2. Version of Domino on new BES: 7.0.2 (both servers on same Domino and
3. Version of BES 4.1.2
4. Number of BES servers: 1 and only one SRP has been allocated
5. Model of handhelds: Almost all are 8100s
6. Operating system: Windows 2003
7. Uses MSDE on local server.
8. Number of users: 25 (most of them working remotely and rarely visit the office)
Domino and BES has already been installed on the new server and now we would like to be able to move the users to the new server and remove BES off the old Domino server. This old BES server will take on the role as a Domino mail server. If possible we would avoid users having to go through Enterprise Activation. I understand to carry out a "Move User" operation from the old server or an "Import From Legacy Server" the BES would have to be using the same configuration database as the new which I assume would mean upgrading to the full SQL program.
Another idea we had was to set up the new server exactly like the existing server with all the BES, SQL and Domino files copied over and then rename the Domino server and then somehow configure the BES to reflect this change. Is there a recommended way to carry out a rename of a Domino server which hosts BES? For example, when an organisation changes its certifier so the Domino server changes its name from say, BES/ABC to BES/XYZ, would you carry carry out some configuration changes to the BES to reflect the new name of the server? would you recreate the accounts and copy the state databases over? or would you need to set up a second server to perform a migration.
This situation must occur when companies are taken over and require a name change so it would be interesting to see if there is any documentation on how to do with this or if anybody has successfully managed this task themselves.