Are there instruction on the OCS 2007 R2 back end database move? RRS feed

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  • There is an instruction on how to move OCS 2007 backend databases in 2007 Admin Guide.  I have installed OCS2007 R2 in side-by-side with OCS2007 migration path.  But OCS2007R2 databases could not reside in the same SQL instance as OCS2007 due to the same databases name restriction.  I had to install OCS 2007R2 databases in a test SQL server.  Now I am ready to remove OCS2007 databases from production SQL server, and move OCS2007R2 databases into the production SQL server.  I wonder if I can use the same instruction for moving OCS2007R2 databases as OCS2007 databases.


    Thursday, February 26, 2009 8:48 PM

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  • Cheng,

    Take a look at this previous thread for instructions on how to move the back-end SQL database between servers:


    Make sure that you restart ALL OCS servers after the move as I've seen references to the old SQL server stick around even after restarting individual services in OCS.

    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Friday, February 27, 2009 1:20 PM
  • Also take a look at this TechNet article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb936638.aspx.  the process will be roughly the same between LCS/OCS/OCSR2 as mainly the Group Chat feature in R2 is the large difference, but that uses it's own dedicated SQL server instance so it would be handled completely separate,
    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Friday, February 27, 2009 1:32 PM
  • I can see that OCS2007R2 has one new database rtcab for Address Book than OCS2007.  I believe that I need to move this database rtcab also with rtc, rtcconf, and rtcdyn.  I wonder if Microsoft will publish the admin guide for OCS2007 R2 also.






    Friday, February 27, 2009 4:09 PM