Monday, March 31, 2008

Daylight Savings Changes Part II Updating Blackberry Enterprise Server

Well, the weekend daylight savings changes went mostly ok... except for the Blackberry Enterprise sever that is. I was out at a children's birthday party last weekend and was near another Blackberry user from a different company. His phone

Luckily, I found this article fairly quickly;
How to prepare the BlackBerry Enterprise Server for IBM Lotus Domino to support DST changes in 2008.

It was on a forum, so I had to register in order to get to the ZIP file download.
I quickly registered downloaded and extracted the files.

The next step was to run a command line;

BBDBUpdate -n -db -input LoadSyncDeviceConfig.sql

then... well then, nothing happened.
After a bit of stuffing around, we decided that Coffee was the best answer to our problems. Sure enough, while we were making Coffee, the BES Server completed its internal updates and reset the time accordingly.

All is right.

Other Fallout
It does raise a few interesting concerns/questions;
  1. Why doesn't BES set it's time Zone and DST from windows?
  2. Why is there a warning about applying the patch to a Blackberry Smartphone which has already been patched? Can't it handle it?
  3. Why is the BES Update so cumbersome?
  4. Why is there no simple way to restart the blackberry server service?
I'm sure I'll figure out the answers to the rest of these questions eventually. In the meantime, today, I'll be keeping well hidden.

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