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Upgrading Blackberry Enterprise Server from BES 4.1.3 to BES 5.0.4

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My organisation is planning to upgrade their BES server to the latest version kindly find the current BES infrastructure:


Blackberry Server Version: 4.1 SP3 (bundle24)

Mail System: Lotus Domino 6.5.3

SQL Server: SQL 2000

Deployment: (Single Server)

Operating System: Windows Server 2003 SP2 32 Bit
Number of blackberry users: 60-70


I would like to know how we should go about doing this. From the Upgradation document from RIM, I gather that latest version only supports to upgrade from 5.0 SP2 or SP3. So I probably need to upgrade to 5.0 first and then to SP3 and then to SP4. (We are planning a cut-over upgrade since we also need to upgrade to new hardware.)

Also the SQL and Domino Servers are archaic so what would be the implications of upgrading the entire infrastructure?

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Re: Upgrading Blackberry Enterprise Server from BES 4.1.3 to BES 5.0.4

I would recommend the upgrade with BlackBerry Enterprise Transporter (BET). SQL 2000 is not supported by RIM anymore, so you have to upgrade so many stuff that starting from scratch and moving users with BET is the best way.

You should check http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/KB24201 and http://docs.blackberry.com/en/admin/deliverables/46347/BlackBerry_Enterprise_Server_Resource_Kit-Ins...
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Re: Upgrading Blackberry Enterprise Server from BES 4.1.3 to BES 5.0.4

assuming you lotus version is support on all BES versions.



apply SP7 to 4.1


install BES 5 SP2 on top of it


install SP4 after


But since BES 5 is so much different you will want to set it up first maybe even with a temp SRP to get familiar with it.


A migration kit would be nice too or you can migrate to BES express 5 for a few hours and then back to full BES 5 with transporter.


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