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Upgrading from 4.1 to 4.1 SP6 - Do I need to set up the database connection?

Hi all,

 

I'm preparing to upgrade our BES from version 4.1.3.18 to 4.1 SP6 MR1 and using the upgrade guide for Lotus Domino. http://na.blackberry.com/eng/deliverables/2747/BESD_Upgrade_Guide_427926_11.pdf

 

 

I plan on simply overwriting our existing version (after backing it up of course).  Do I need to complete the section entitled "5. Setting up the Database Connection"?

 

Steps included:

Specifying MSDE 2000 permissions for the Microsoft Windows account
Assign Microsoft SQL Server permissions to the Microsoft Windows account
Assign IBM DB2 UDB permissions to a local system account
Configuring authentication to the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service database
Configure the local system account for Microsoft Windows authentication
Configuring the local system account for database authentication
Configure the local system account for database authentication by changing the registry
Configure the local system account for database authentication by changing the ODBC data source
Create Microsoft Windows groups for administrators in an IBM DB2 UDB
Configure authentication to the BlackBerry Configuration Database in an IBM DB2
UDB environment

Thanks in advance all.

 

Richard 

 

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Re: Upgrading from 4.1 to 4.1 SP6 - Do I need to set up the database connection?

To upgrade from 4.1.3 to 4.1 SP6 MR1 you need to perform 2 upgrades

 

1) 4.1.3 to 4.1.6

2) 4.1.6 to 4.1.6 MR1

 

You should not need to make any changes to SQL unless you have done any custom permissions.

 

Simply perform the upgrade to 4.1.6 making sure whatever method you use to connect to SQL, the account used has the sys admin role.

 

Follow this: KB04882 - Best practices for installing a BlackBerry Enterprise Server service pack

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Re: Upgrading from 4.1 to 4.1 SP6 - Do I need to set up the database connection?

This is exactly the information I needed.  There are some steps in the best practices document that are not in the install documentation.

 

Thanks again!

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Re: Upgrading from 4.1 to 4.1 SP6 - Do I need to set up the database connection?

I am soon doing the exact same upgrade.  Thanks for the information.  Can you provide any details about any changes the BB users will see from this upgrade?  Anything?  I want to give them some warning of what to expect, if necessary.  Thanks again.
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Re: Upgrading from 4.1 to 4.1 SP6 - Do I need to set up the database connection?

New service books will be sent and depending on the amount of

users and bandwidth, it could take some time to send them all out.

 

 

 




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JMA wrote:
I am soon doing the exact same upgrade.  Thanks for the information.  Can you provide any details about any changes the BB users will see from this upgrade?  Anything?  I want to give them some warning of what to expect, if necessary.  Thanks again.

How many users do you have?  How many mailbox servers do you have?  What mail platform?

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Re: Upgrading from 4.1 to 4.1 SP6 - Do I need to set up the database connection?

One Domino server (7.0.1, soon to be 8.x), about 45 BB users.  I won't alert them to changes if it's service books only, I was more concerned with any changes in the handheld that would concern/confuse them.  Thanks again...
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JMA wrote:
One Domino server (7.0.1, soon to be 8.x), about 45 BB users.  I won't alert them to changes if it's service books only, I was more concerned with any changes in the handheld that would concern/confuse them.  Thanks again...

 

The big things they'll notice:

 

HTML / Rich Text email (if they have HH os 4.5 or above)

Ability to remotely search for messages in a mailbox from the HH ... so if a user has deleted a message from the HH but not the mailbox it can still be viewed via this remote search (introduced in BES 4.1 SP5 ... also requires 4.5 HH OS) ... For Domino, you must have a full text index of the mailbox.

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Re: Upgrading from 4.1 to 4.1 SP6 - Do I need to set up the database connection?

Just a quick note.  Like ANdy was saying, they will primarily only notice a differenc if they are using firmware 4.5 or above.  I have about 200 users here and none are the wiser that a server upgrade took place (mind you I did send out an implementation saying that they wouldn't get email on their Berries until the upgrade as complete).

 

I'd also like to add that the entire install took about an hour, minus the resending of service books.  It was very painless, especially using the Best Practices guide above.

 

RR

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Re: Upgrading from 4.1 to 4.1 SP6 - Do I need to set up the database connection?

Very useful information, as usual.  Thanks again...