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Old 10-22-2009, 05:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Morning folks. Can you help.....?

I've been asked if it's possible to synchronise the GAL with all of the blackberry devices (approx. 300+). Here's the background: In the event of a disaster occurring and both of my BES servers being off-line my management would like all blackberry users to be able to telephone anyone in the GAL. This will therefore need an up to date sync with the GAL so that the data is available should the BES and exchange / AD be off-line.

My two servers are in different locations and I have the ability to fail over the shared database (as well as Exchange) but this is not enough. I would also like to avoid connecting the devices to the desktop software (300+) and would prefer to use OTA.

Any ideas out there?

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In response to my own comments. I've already seen GALSync Server and
Epicenter Server and these both copy the entire GAL to the users contacts folder which then results in a sync. This is not really ideal as there are approx. 800 users in the GAL and I can envisage the moaning already from users who want to phone the missus and have 800 entries in their address book. Priming myself for a scream.........
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Can you assign them a category using either of those solutions so users could filter out the GAL contacts?
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I could do but the problem is I'm working with a load of traders who won't accept anything that is not straight forward. I've just found an example for pushing an emergency contact list on the blackberry site which is looking very promising, I'll post my findings.
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