How to move BES server to new hardware
Posted on 2008-01-28
Currently I have a BES server ver. 4.0.6 installed on an Exchange 2003 bridgehead server and I want to move it to a new server that will have a different hostname. I have 50 user accounts and the current data base is MSDE, I would like to use an MSDE database on the new server. I would also like to make this migration with the least amount of impact to users as possible meaning minimal down time and if possible I would like to avoid reactivating accounts as I found to be a requirement in the upgrade doc. I am planning to install BES 4.0.6 on the new server and once in place I will be updating to 4.1.4 at a later date. I have read about moving the database to the new server via running a restore from a backup of the original server and I was wondering if this is a viable solution. Also if anyone has performed this procedure successfully I would greatly appreciate a how to as I have minimal experience with BES so any help would be greatly appreciated.