Create a BlackBerry Configuration Database

If the security required by your organization does not allow applications to have permissions to create or upgrade databases, you can run the CreateDB executable on the database server to create the BlackBerry® Configuration Database instead of using the setup application. After you create or upgrade the BlackBerry Configuration Database using the CreateDB executable, you can run the setup application using a Windows® account with minimum requirements to the database server.
Before you begin: Verify that the appropriate permissions are configured on the database server.
  1. Log in to the computer that hosts the database server using a local administrator account or a Windows account that has SQL administrator permissions.
  2. Copy the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express installation media to the database server that you want to configure as the host server for the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
  3. Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
  4. Navigate to <extracted_folder>\Database.
  5. Open the BesMgmt.cfg file in a text editor.
  6. Change the file to include information that is specific to your organization's environment.
  7. Save and close the file.
  8. Open a command prompt window.
  9. Change to <extracted_folder>\Database.
  10. Type CreateDB.exe BESMgmt.cfg.

BESMgmt.cfg properties

Property

Description

CMD

This property specifies the type of action that the CreateDB executable must complete (for example, whether to install or upgrade the BlackBerry® Configuration Database).

DATABASE_NAME

This property specifies the name of the BlackBerry Configuration Database.

SERVER

This property specifies the name of the database server that hosts the BlackBerry Configuration Database. If a database instance hosts the BlackBerry Configuration Database, follow the format database_server_name\database_instance_name.

USERID

If you use database authentication, this property specifies the user name of the database account that has server administrator permission and database creator permission.

PASSWORD

If you use database authentication, this property specifies the password for the database account.

SCRIPT_ROOT

This property specifies the path to the DBInstallScripts folder.

By default, this folder is in the same root folder that the CreateDB.exe file is located in.

LOG_DIR

This property specifies the path to the folder that you want to create log files in.

By default, this folder is in the same root folder that the CreateDB.exe file is located in.

DBMS

This property specifies the database management system that your organization uses.

DB_FILE_DIR

This property specifies an existing folder that you want to save the database files in.

By default, this folder is in the same root folder that the CreateDB.exe file is located in.

BACKUP_DIR

This property specifies an existing folder where you want to save the database backup in.

By default, this folder is located in the same root folder that the CreateDB.exe file is located in.

BES_TYPE

This property specifies the messaging server that your organization uses.


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