BES5 HA failover setup help

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Hi Experts,

recently i have setup a trial BESx5 with SQL express and i would like to setup another trial BESx5 to test out the HA failover function before actually upgrade my BESx4 to BESx5.

please can all experts give me a quick guide line to setup a proper HA? do i need to upgrade the SQL server to a full version before i can setup HA?

many thanks.
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For production you definitely need to have licence version product.  Also it is depend on how many user are using BB service .
also you need to decide which role of it you want HA. RIM server or BB Router.
most organization have one BB enterprise server on a diff box and router is on diff box. and have a stand by server installed with Router parter for Router HA. coz i dont think if there is auto failover process in place .. we do always manual if need .

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you may also consider the below link for the same .
http://na.blackberry.com/eng/ataglance/get_the_facts/BES5_High_Availability.pdf

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Double-Take also offers a HA solution for BES.

http://www.double-take.com
Top Expert 2007

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SQL Express does not give full HA, since the SQL Express is local only and is therefore a single point of failure. You need at least SQL standard to have HA properly setup.



I hope this helps !

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so i need to setup a standby BES and also config MS SQL replication?

or i just need to config standby BES and it will auto setup SQL replication?

Top Expert 2007
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You need to have your SQL replication setup. I do not thik that BES handles this.

See the install manual for BES 5 as well as the HA section. It has more details, but you need to read it all the way through, especially the prerequisites.

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