I am needing to move/migrate our existing ZCM database from the embedded Sybase to an external to allow for additional managed devices.

I would be interested to know what the folks here consider to be the best database and practices to use and I would like to be pointed to a step by step procedure if possible.

We are a K-12 school and are running ZCM on a physical Dell PE 2800 with 6 GB RAM and Windows 2008 R2 Server.

We currently have around a thousand managed devices but are looking to double that in the coming year to 2 years. (netbooks for student use)

I would appreciate any advice you may have.