Process to migrate BES safely to another server?

Posted on 2010-01-07
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I currently have a small Blackberry Enterprise Server set up (actually it is Blackberry Professional Software) with 10 users. Recently though we keep having issues with the server itself so I wanted to migrate our BES over to another server. Is this easy to do? My first guess would be to install the software on the other server and just re-add each user (which I could do because there are only 10). I was wondering though if there is a documented way to do this that works best.
Question by:LlewellynIT
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by:Syed Mutahir Ali
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What you can do apart from the manual process you are thinking to take is :
download the full functional trial of Backup Exec system recovery, image the whole server and restore it to your new hardware.

Backup Exec System recovery offers 60 day full functional trial, you can take a image of the whole server with it, when you downlaod the trial, make sure to downlaod the SRD ISO too, that will allow you to boot off with a cd on your new or existing server and restore the image.
One thing to do is, when you have downloaded the SRD (System recovery disc), boot your server with it to verify whether it recognizesy your raid card drivers and boots properly ;
you can also check for drivers from within the BESR console after installin it.

Image it to a ext-usb storage .

Hope it helps
I haven't personally migrated a BES to a new hardware ; but I normally image with BESR and restore it to the new box

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We actually own Paragon backup software which can backup and restore to dissimilar hardware. Problem is the server I'm migrating to is already in use as a DNS/WINS/DHCP server so I can't exactly wipe it.

Are there any other implications of installing the software manually on another server? Do I have to do anything to connect it to Exchange, or make Exchange aware that it has moved?
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by:Syed Mutahir Ali
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whats the bes version you have ? and exchange version ?

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Exchange 2007 is setup on a stand-alone server, and we have BES server version on another machine.
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