Originally Posted by doug_jnr
OK...this is my plan.
1). Ensure BB database is backed up.
2). Peform full system backup using Windows Backup. This enables us to revert back to 4.1 SP4 if needed.
3). Upgrade current production BES to 4.1.5 using the following guide. In place upgrade is straight forward and supported by RIM.
Best practices for installing a BlackBerry Enterprise Server service pack
4).We will then have production BES running 4.1.5.
5).As per RIM KB KB05193 , run the following SQL Query on database: "update ServerConfig set MachineName ='<New_Server_Name>' where Id = 1" so that the NETBIOS name of the new server is reflected.
6).We will then have production BES running 4.1.5 with updated database using new name for BES VM.
7).Perform the 'Knife Edge Cutover', ensuring the old BES name is used to prevent all users from having to re-activate.
When I bring up the new server pointing to the database, will all the users automatically be there and up and running?
Yup; just make sure you're using the same SRP / etc ...