Installing the Database Edition of Baslogue
The Database Edition consists of three separate components, all of which are required for Baslogue® to function:
- Baslogue® Client - this is what the user sees, and is installed on every computer which needs to run Baslogue®
- Baslogue® Server - this is installed on a central computer (usually only one), which all Clients will connect to
- Database - this is where the Baslogue® data is actually stored. Can be Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL
For the simplest of installations, the Database can be installed on the same computer as the Baslogue® Server. For more complex installations where you want to spread the load, or if you already have database software installed elsewhere, you may operate with the Database and Baslogue® Server on separate computers.
A Client License (sold by subscription) is required for each installation of the Baslogue® Client, and a Server License is required for each installation of the Baslogue® Server. Subscriptions can be purchased online here.
Depending on what database you choose to use you may need to purchase licences for your database software. These are in additional to Baslogue® licenses, and are purchased directly from your database vendor (see information on Licensing below).
Licensing - Microsoft SQL Server
See here for the editions of Microsoft SQL Server that Baslogue® will work with. The "Express" editions of Microsoft SQL Server are free for anyone to download and install - see here:
All other versions of Microsoft SQL Server that Baslogue® is compatible with require you to purchase licenses from Microsoft. This generally involves the purchase of "Client Access Licences" (CALs) in addition to a Server license. In order to be legally licensed you must purchase one CAL for each computer onto which you install the Baslogue® Client. For example, if you install the Baslogue® Client on 10 computers, you will need to purchase 10 CALs for Microsoft SQL Server.
Licensing - MySQL
MySQL is an "open source" database. It is freely available for anyone to download and install it. As such, there are no extra costs associated with licensing for MySQL.
Detailed installation instructions are given below for the two most common types of installation. Please refer to the installation that most closely matches yours, and adjust appropriately. (Note: the following instructions refer to old versions of Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL, but should be mostly relevant for later versions.)
- Installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition and the Baslogue Server onto the same computer
This example takes a step-by-step approach to a simple install of the latest free edition of Microsoft SQL Server on to a computer running Microsoft Windows XP Professional. The Baslogue® Client is installed onto another computer running Windows XP.
- Installation of MySQL 5.1 and the Baslogue Server onto the same computer
This example takes a step-by-step approach to a simple install of the latest version of MySQL on to a computer running Microsoft Windows XP Professional. The Baslogue® Client is installed onto another computer running Windows XP.
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