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besx install on server is not functioning well - replacing h/w and reinstall of s/w

Posted on 2011-02-22
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We brought out a server 2003 box & recently configured BESX for them.  It had install issues and ran like it was stuck in the mud.

Decided to bring out a better server - fresh load and ideally what i want to do is reload besx on it and then cut over the 6 users to it.

it is a small user count but i want to keep their downtime to a minimum.

any suggestions on how to proceed?

i was going to call BB support for a free support call since it is a new server.

can i install on the domain at the same time the current one is running?

thanks!
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Are you going to use a new SRP or the same one, incase you have to use the same SRP then you can't install BES while the production is up.
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which way is best? i was thinking of redownloading and from bb - a whole new deal.  is that the best approach?

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In any case you will have downtime, Best would be to go with the same SRP and follow knife-edge cutover process.
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ok cool so is the process the same for besx? any good links on how to do it?

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I had BB support walk me through a knife edge cutover. They said it wasn't meant for besx but we tried anyway. It ended up being anightmare. Finally, I reinstalled the servr (it was a dedicated BESX server) and performed a clean install of BESX. That worked perfect. I suggest a clean install. It's quicker and less complex.
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We did a clean install and then the migrator (bb migrator) to move the units over.

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