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Old 11-19-2009, 03:23 PM   #1
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Hi all

Am am planning to upgrade our BES servers to v5. I have the following configurations:

Two BES servers running 4.1.6 MR7 and a seperate SQL 2005 box with the database.

One BES has 360 users, the other has 20, so 380 in total.

following reading the documentation, and this forum and getting myself totally confused, the upgrade plan I intend to take is:

Move the 20 users from the second BES onto the first one.
Remove BES 4.1.6 from the second BES and install 5.0 pointing it to the existing database.
Move some users from the 4.1.6 BES to the new 5.0 BES and make sure it works.
Move all users on first BES to the 2nd BES
Remove BES 4.1.6 from the first BES and install 5.0

Is that a viable solution for the upgrade, or have I misunderstood the instructions?
My other question is when I install the 5.0 on the first server I am upgrading, will it update the database and if it does, will the 4.1.6 BES still be able to work?

thanks in advance
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:13 PM   #2
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you will have to make a new database for 5.0 and move users over with transporter to do it that way.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:53 PM   #3
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Oh, I was hoping I wouldn't have to do that.

The other option I had considered:

1) Uninstall BES from one server adn rebuild it from scratch (new OS install)
2) Upgrade the other server to 5.0
3) Reinstall BES on the first server and move users over
4) Uninstall from the other server and rebuild it from scratch
5) Reinstall BES and move users around...

The reason for the rebuild is that looking at the servers today, the C drives are full of clutter and it gives a clean platform.

again, I think that would work okay, although welcome any suggestions!

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