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How to backup and restore a BES Server?

I am in need of backing up and restoring my Blackberry Enterprise Server, how do I go about it?
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yakselrud
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JstncaseCommented:
You can clone the machine using Symantec Ghost, use some sort of backup software (Symantec Backup Exec). Or if you simply need to backup the data you can copy/export/drop your SQL/MSDE data to a CD/DVD, then copy/import your data to its new/restored location.
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duffman76Commented:
If you are not worried about the log files then you can just backup your database usually called BESMGMT and restore it to a new server.  That will get you all of data in the Blackberry Manager.  Reinstall the software and put the database back adn you will have everything up and going again.  
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tlbrittainCommented:
The best part if you ever have to rebuild a server, as long as you have the database backed-up  and have all of your license keys (CAL) then you can rebuild the server a million times.  BES plants a hidden file in the Exchange box for each user on BES.  The Database houses all of the information pertinent to the server and the users (IT policies, public keys, private keys, etc...)  If you lose the database then you can still rebuild but then the users will have to come back in and you will have to resync each individual blackberry to the server.
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yakselrudAuthor Commented:
How do I backup the Database and CALS?
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duffman76Commented:
Are you running a SQL database or MSDE database?  If you are running a SQL database go to the SQL server and SQL enterprise admin and select the database and choose backup.  If you are running an MSDE database and have a SQL server around you can logon to the SQL server and open up SQL enterprise admin and connect to the BES server and manage the database that way.  Otherwise your best bet is to find where the MSDE database is stored on your BES and backup the file.  When you backup the database it will contain the CALS so you really do not have to back those up seperatly.  You will need to write down at least one of them though to use when you setup the server again.  I like to take a screen shot of all of them and save that.  
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