Configure Globodox DB for Multi-machine Environment

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For MS Access based Globodox DBs, please ensure that the Globodox DB (a file with a .GXDB extension) is located in a shared folder which is accessible from all those machines from which users need to open and work with the DB. Users from all these machines will need read/write/modify permissions to this shared folder as well as to the .GXDB file itself.

To be usable in a multi-machine environment, the Globodox DB should be accessible from all machines from which access is required. Each Globodox DB is linked to one or more File Stores. Each of these folders must also be accessible from all machines from which access is required (i.e. these folders should be shared or must reside inside a shared folder). Users from other machines will need read/write/modify permissions to these folders.

Tip: All MS Access based Globodox DBs and their linked folders are by default located in the C:\Globodox Databases folder. By default File Stores for MS SQL Server and MySQL based Globodox DBs are also created in the C:\Globodox Databases folder. So configuration will be easier if you simply share the C:\Globodox Databases folder and make sure all users who need access have read/write/modify permissions to this shared folder.
 

To Automatically Configure Globodox DB for Multi-machine Environment

1.Make sure no users are logged on to Globodox.
2.Make sure that the folder in which Globodox DB's are located (usually the C:\Globodox Databases folder) and the folder in which Globodox is installed (usually the C:\Program files\Globodox) is shared.
3.Login as superadmin, from Globodox desktop client.
4.Select Settings > System Settings > DB List in the Navigation pane. The DB List tab will now be displayed on the Ribbon bar.
5.From the DB List pane i.e. the right pane select the DB that you want configure for multi-machine environment.
6.Click the Multi-user DB button. A dialog will now pop up. Click the Automatic button on it.
7.The Multi-User Configuration window will be launched and will start configuring your DB automatically for multi-user environment.
8.Once the DB is configured Status will display Configuration Completed on the Multi-User Configuration window. Click the Close button to close the window.
9.In the DB List pane i.e. the right pane the DB's location that is displayed in the Location columns will now change to UNC format (for e.g. \\MachineName\ShareName). The DB will now be ready for multi-machine environment.

 

To Manually Configure Globodox DB for Multi-machine Environment

1.Make sure no users are logged on to Globodox.
2.Make sure that the folder in which Globodox DB's are located (usually the C:\Globodox Databases folder) and the folder in which Globodox is installed (usually the C:\Program files\Globodox) is shared.
3.Login as superadmin, from Globodox desktop client.
4.Select Settings > System Settings > DB List in the Navigation pane. The DB List tab will now be displayed on the Ribbon bar.
5.From the DB List pane i.e. the right pane select the DB that you want configure for multi-machine environment.
6.Click the Multi-user DB button. A dialog will now pop up. Click the Manual button on it. The Manual Configuration window will be launched.
7.Specify the location of the shared Globodox databases folder and the Default file store in the Manual Configuration window. Click the OK button to save the new location and to close the window
8.Once the DB is configured Status will display Configuration Completed on the Multi-User Configuration window. Click th Close button to close the window.
9.In the DB List pane i.e. the right pane the DB's location that is displayed in the Location columns will now change to UNC format (for e.g. \\MachineName\ShareName). The DB will now be ready for multi-machine environment.

 

Notes:

By default all Globodox Databases and its File Stores are stored in the C:\Globodox Databases folder. File Store is a normal Windows folder which is located inside a folder with the same name as the name of its related DB.

 


Related Topics

Create a MS Access based DB

Create a MS SQL based DB

Convert DB

 

 


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