Speeding up your Globodox installation





By default when you install Globodox, it creates and uses a MS Access based DB. This keeps the Globodox installation simple and lets you quickly try Globodox. However for a speedier and more stable user experience, we highly recommend that you convert your DBs to any of the following three database types…

  • MS SQL Server Express
  • MS SQL Server
  • MySQL

 
If you do not have a existing installation of MS SQL Server or MySQL Server on your machine…

We highly recommend that you download and run the Globodox DB Engine Installer which upgrades the database engine.

The utility is simple to use. It is completely automatic and requires almost no manual steps or configuration. Here are the steps…

1. Download the Globodox DB Engine Installer from the link below…

For Windows 64 bit:
http://downloads.itaz.com/tools/gdx-db-engine-package-sqle-x64.exe

For Windows 32 bit:
http://downloads.itaz.com/tools/gdx-db-engine-package-sqle-x86.exe

2. Run the gdx-db-engine-package-sqle-x64.exe (or gdx-db-engine-package-sqle-x86.exe) file you downloaded. The ‘Globodox DB Engine Installer‘ will be launched.

3. Enter your email id and click the Start button.

If installation succeeds…
You will see a message which says “DB Conversion completed successfully”.

If installation fails…
If the installation fails, please click OK to send us the log files to investigate the issue.

If installation prompts for restart before the installation completes…
Please restart the machine. On restart, the Globodox DB Engine Installer will launch automatically and you will be asked if you wish to proceed. Click Yes to proceed.

That is it! If you hit any problem, simply drop an email to [email protected]

Technical Details

Read this section only if you need more technical details about the GLOBODOX databases…

  • A new installation of GLOBODOX sets up a MS Access based database (you do not need MS Access installed on the machine). Though this simplifies the GLOBODOX installation, GLOBODOX works best with MS SQL Server Express Edition, MS SQL Server and MYSQL based databases. The Globodox DB Engine Installer installs MS SQL Server Express Edition 2014 and converts all the existing MS Access based DBs.

 
If you have an existing installation of MS SQL Server or MySQL Server on your machine…

Please follow the steps in the link below to convert your Access to MS SQL Server or MySQL Server…

+ Click here for instructions to convert to MS SQL Express or MS SQL Server based DB

+ Click here for instructions to convert to MySQL based DB