08-27-2009 11:53 AM
I'm looking for a good write up on backing up and restoring BES 5.0. I was unable to get my management to approve high availability, so I currently run two Windows 2003 servers running BES 5.0 MR2. They reference the same SQL cluster and are in the same BlackBerry domain. At this point the only data I backup are the database on the SQL cluster. What, from the two BES servers, do I need to backup in order to perform a restore? I checked the documentation for BES 5.0 and I only ran into high availability documentation.
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08-27-2009 12:15 PM
The SQL database is the most important part. A knife edge cutover (almost the same as DR in some way) can be done fairly quickly if experienced with it.
NTbackup of the BES server at a minumum, stored on a second server or removeable media can be done for free.
I use Veritas BE 10 and worst case for me is to reinstall server os, install remote agent and then restore from tape. Usually less than 3 hours.
VM snapshots are looking better every day though.
09-01-2009 10:13 AM
So as long as I have a copy of the SQL server I can rebuild the BES (OS and app), specify the same server name during BES install, and everything will come up good as new?
09-01-2009 04:29 PM - edited 09-01-2009 04:30 PM