08-20-2008 11:19 AM
We need to upgrade from win 2K to Win 2K3 VMWare. It is currently running 126.96.36.199. Support said to install the latest version on our new Win2K3 server, but not starting the service.
Ensure we name the BES server the same as the previous.
Stop the BES on the old W2K service
Migrate the users (copy DB) to the new server
Start the new w2K3 BES Service.
and it would be that easy.
From reading through the forms here, and talking with a colleague. I am fearful that it is more difficult than that. We have ~150 users. Can you give me any insight?
Should we upgrade to the latest code?
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08-20-2008 11:34 AM
IIRC 4.0 is not supported by RIM. Spending the $$$ to get 4.1 is worth it since it is supported.
Follow the knife edge upgrade.
08-20-2008 11:56 AM
Follow this way to do it in the manual page five.
Upgrading the BlackBerry Enterprise Server by using a new computer
08-20-2008 11:57 AM
Forum guys call it knife edge, RIM calls it cut over.
Most do it that way from what I see in posts.
08-20-2008 04:53 PM
08-21-2008 01:31 PM
Then perform a knife edge.
Be sure to take proper backups and verify them before performing any upgrade / migration.
08-21-2008 01:58 PM
Funny how RIM does not even mention verify.
I wonder how many never verified their backups.
08-21-2008 02:08 PM