I am currently running 184.108.40.206 blackberry server with Exchange 2007.
currently using local database.
We currently have 409 uses with 6 IT Policys, and encryption.
I would like to do a phased upgrade to version 5.
ideally i would like to do this using new hardware and a new local database using sql express.
I can not find any clear cut direction on best way to do the phased migration. i read the upgrade guide and did not seem like alot of information on this approach if anyone has better documentation with a clear outline would be appreciated. ( it could just be me not following the upgrade guide from bes) on the page 49 i think it mentions the phased upgrade but does not give the steps.
my questions are:
1. by doing this i can use the transporter migration tool to move the users over.
but is there a way to migrate the IT Policys and other settings ? Or do i have to recreate them ?
2. If i do use a new database do i still join to the existing bes domain or do i have to create a new domain ?
3. if i decided to scratch the new database and connect to the existing database can this be done since its local to the 4.1 server ? If so when i add the 5.0 server it will share the settings but how do i move or manage the database once all the users are moved over ?