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Backing up the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express databases

You must back up the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express databases so that you can restore them if the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express upgrade process does not complete.

If your organization's environment includes Microsoft® SQL Server®, use the backup and restore tools that Microsoft provides to back up the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express databases.

If your organization's environment includes Microsoft SQL Server Express, you can use the BlackBerry Configuration Database Backup Tool that is included with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express installation media to back up the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express databases to a file. By default, the backup file is named <database_name><YYYYMMDDHHMMSS>.bak.

Back up the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express databases

  1. Copy the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express installation files to the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express database that you want to back up.
  2. Extract the installation files to a folder on the computer.
  3. At the command prompt, navigate to the Tools folder in the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express installation files.
  4. Run BlackBerryDbBackup.exe.

Example

To back up a BlackBerry Configuration Database that is named BESMgmt to a folder that is named DB_backup_folder, when you use the database credentials sqlusername and sqlpassword, type

BlackBerryDBBackup.exe -d BESMgmt -f C:\DB_backup_folder -U sqlusername -P sqlpassword.

BlackBerry Configuration Database Backup Tool parameters

The parameters listed in brackets are optional.

Parameter

Description

-d <database _name>

This parameter specifies the name of the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express database (for example, BESMgmt).

[-f] <folder>

This parameter specifies the folder that you want to save the backup file in.

If you specify a folder, it must already exist.

The default folder is the current folder location.

[-S] <database_server>

This parameter specifies the name of the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express database.

[-E]

This parameter specifies that you want to use Windows® authentication instead of database authentication to connect to the database server.

Your login account must have the database owner permission.

The default value is false (Windows authentication).

[-U] <user_name>

This parameter specifies the user name that you use for database authentication.

To use a login account that is different from the default login account, the account must have database owner permission.

The default user name is sa.

[-P] <password>

This parameter specifies the password that you use for database authentication.

[-p] <percentage>

This parameter specifies the interval, as a percentage, that you want the BlackBerry Configuration Database Backup Tool to report progress at.

The default percentage is 10.

[-?]

This parameter specifies information about the BlackBerry Configuration Database Backup Tool. You do not require any other parameters when you use this parameter.


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