Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) Update notes

. Sunday, March 9, 2008

What a fun! I'll be doing BES update on 8am sunday of day light savings event - means I actually had to wake up before 7 :(
Anyways here are some helpful notes:
While running the database upgrade part I came across this message: "DB Upgrade Failed. Error Executing a SQL Statement"

Best advice I can give you is to look at logs file, located at: C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Logs\Installer
Open the one with newest time stamp in notepad and go straight to last line.
Have fun !

In our case BES upgrade was whinning about transaction logs full. We had to backup the database and then it didn't helped - force clear transaction logs.

Now why I am fixing whats not broken? Answer - Exchange 2007 needs minimum BES 4.1.4
More notes on Exchange 2007 to follow

Update: After some time server came up and new mapi profile has been configured, it took a little while - like 30mins till all got back to sync. BES threw tons of weird error messages in event log, but for now all looks good! (Crosses fingers)