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Registered: ‎06-01-2009
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migration and an upgrade

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Hello BES Forums


I'm moving from BES 4.x (Whatever the latest release was) to BES 5.


On top of this, we also have built a new virtual server to hold the BES. Is it best that I upgrade to BES 5 from the current position on the same server THEN migrate? Can I get some run downs of what steps to take?


So far it looks like this

Upgrade lance to BES5 on current server Knife Edge Cutover

-- moving the BES to the new server

-Build new server with a different hostname

-Install MSSQL 2005 Express to srvbes01 -Download/Install MS SQL SMSE to srvbes01

Build shell DB according to BB KB12247 Task 1

-Shutdown all BES services on srvbes01 and lance

-On lance, disable all services and set them to manual, simply to preven thtem from starting

-Backup the DB on lance according to BB KB12247 Procedure 2 Task 1

-- backing up the BES DB -Restore according to BB KB12247 Procedure 2 Task 2 on srvbes01

-Perform the install of BES5 and point it to the correct instance Start services?

Message Edited by randycarroll on 06-01-2009 07:08 PM
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Re: migration and an upgrade

What mail platform and version are you using?

How many users do you have?

Is high-availablity a requirement for you?

Do you use BES just for email / PIM? Do you deploy / build applications?

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