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Fail over the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service or BlackBerry Collaboration Service manually

You can fail over the BlackBerry® MDS Connection Service or BlackBerry Collaboration Service when you want to perform maintenance on the instance with the active connection to the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server or when a disaster recovery scenario occurs.
Before you begin: Verify that the standby BlackBerry MDS Connection Service or BlackBerry Collaboration Service is running.
  1. In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
  2. If you configured BlackBerry Enterprise Server pairs, expand the pair name.
  3. Click the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance that you assigned the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service pool or BlackBerry Collaboration Service pool to.
  4. Perform one of the following actions:
    • If you want to fail over the BlackBerry Collaboration Service and your organization's environment includes IBM® Lotus® Sametime®, click the Supported IBM Lotus Sametime instances tab.
    • If you want to fail over the BlackBerry Collaboration Service and your organization's environment includes Novell® GroupWise® Messenger, click the Supported Novell GroupWise Messenger instances tab.
    • If you want to fail over the BlackBerry Collaboration Service and your organization's environment includes Microsoft® Office Live Communications Server 2005, click the Supported Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 instances tab.
    • If you want to fail over the BlackBerry Collaboration Service and your organization's environment includes Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, click the Supported Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 instances tab.
    • If you want to fail over the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, click the Supported MDS Connection Service instances tab.
  5. Click Manual Failover.
  6. Click the instance that you want to assign the active connection to.
  7. Click Yes - Failover to standby instance.
The Availability state for the instances changes automatically.

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