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Registered: ‎05-28-2010
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Installng BES v5 ~ Going about it the right way?

I am new to the installation of the BES Server and wanted to throw out what install method I had in mind and get feedback if I am doing it correctly or if I should go about it a different way.


Thanks in advance~


Currently we are running BES v4.1. We are wanting to install BES v5 for its HA Failover but will be doing it on a new server



        Operating System: Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterpise Ed.

        HD: (2) 500GB

        Current Setup: Partioned 75GB for "C" drive and partioned the remaining for "E" drive (data)

                                   Both drives are currently mirrored using the secondary 500GB HD


My goal is to install the BES on my main "C:" drive but have all the data files write to the other partitioned "E" drive.

I started the install this way but recevied an error "SQL Query Failed - See Log for Details" when entering the MDS-IS portion of the install.

I ran the install through with leaving it at its default "C" location for the files and the install proceeded to the next step which makes me think I am going about this the wrong way.

The reason we want to have this setup is because the data files being written takes up a lot of space on the "C" drive and we want to make sure there is enough room for this server.


 We are also wanting to setup the High Availability as well for a failover solution.

Is it just better for me to install everything on the "C" drive with no partitions and just mirror it or what would someone recommend?

I apologize ahead of time if this is a newbie question.




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Re: Installng BES v5 ~ Going about it the right way?

I like 1 big drive for all of it.


I used to partition drives, it just stinks to figure it all out with applications and their needs.


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Re: Installng BES v5 ~ Going about it the right way?

Would you say there would be a benefit to partitioning it the way I have or would it be the same as operating under one single drive?



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Registered: ‎05-02-2010
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Re: Installng BES v5 ~ Going about it the right way?

I like to keep the logging elsewhere (on a partitioned drive or network drive) but I keep everything else on the one hard drive.

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