Difference between revisions of "Installation Settings"

From RedrockWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
 
Line 2: Line 2:
 
<div style="border:2px solid #A3B1BF; padding:.5em 1em 1em 1em; border-top:none; background-color:#fff; color:#000">
 
<div style="border:2px solid #A3B1BF; padding:.5em 1em 1em 1em; border-top:none; background-color:#fff; color:#000">
  
== How do I install my Trac Product? ==
+
<!-- here is the second column of the full wiki page - will contain content -->
 +
{|
 +
| style="vertical-align:top; padding:20px 20px 20px 2px;" |
 +
|}
 +
<!-- here is a table for the content of the page -->
 +
{| style="width:100%; vertical-align:top; "
  
Your Trac Product is installed on a single computer that will act as the server and will host your Trac server application. The Trac server application requires a static IP address, a Product ID, and installation code obtained from Redrock Software Corporation. The installation is simple and straightforward. Quit all other software before installing the Trac server application.
+
| style="vertical-align:top; font-size:160%; color:#7c1911; " | '''Installation and Server Options''' <HR>
  
===Minimum Requirements===
+
|-
* 4 GB Free Hard Disk Space(minimum \ 10+ GB RAM (recommended)
+
| style="vertical-align:top; font-size:120%; " | <br />The Trac application is very easy to install. The Trac application is completely self-contained and the database and application are installed to the same folder. The Trac application can run on any Windows Operating System 2000 or newer. Your server should have a minimum 1GB RAM and 4-10GB Hard Disk space. Your installation footprint will be much smaller, but you want to account for file backups, data import files, long-term growth of your data file, and file attachments.
* 1 GB RAM (minimum) \ 2 GB RAM (recommended)
 
* OS with STATIC IP Address
 
* Processor Speed - minimum 2.6 GHz \ recommended 3.0 GHz or higher
 
* Windows - Intel Pentium 4 and newer \ AMD Athlon XP and newer
 
* Latest Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Safari
 
  
===Dedicated Server Machine===
+
|-
A dedicated server is recommended for high-use campuses where student population exceeds 20,000 and students have the ability to book appointments via the web. Lower activity campuses may utilize multi-use servers or combine the server functionality with the login/out activity.
+
| style="vertical-align:top; font-size:140%; color:#7c1911; padding:30px 0px 0px 0px;" | Trac Database and Web Server Application <HR>
  
===Virtual Machine===
+
|-
Virtual Machines are supported without any issue. Please be sure to follow the minimum requirements in created the machine.
+
| style="vertical-align:top; font-size:100%; " | The Trac application is built on the proven technology of 4th Dimension of 4D, Inc. The Trac web server application is a native language, compiled, executable application. The application comes with both components necessary to run your Trac system: Web server and compiled 4D database. Currently, the Trac application can only run on the included compiled database, but developments are underway for an SQL release. There is no ETA on an SQL version, yet.
  
===Windows Installation===
+
|-
After you have purchased your Trac product, you will email Tech Support for the Trac application download.
+
| style="vertical-align:top; font-size:140%; color:#7c1911; padding:30px 0px 0px 0px;" | Server Requirements <HR>
  
The setup program will automatically install the Trac application to the C:\ directory in the appropriate Trac product folder (i.e. C:\TutorTrac) and start the Trac web server application. At this point you will be asked for your installation information. The installation can easily be moved to another directory later if you do not want your Trac product installed on the C:\ directory. The computer does not need to restart after installation.
+
|-
 +
| style="vertical-align:top; font-size:100%; " |
 +
* Windows 2000 or newer
 +
* P4 or better on Windows
 +
* Minimum 1GB RAM
 +
* Minimum 4GB Hard Disk space
 +
* Static IP Address
  
===Product ID and Installation Code===
+
|-
The first time that Trac is run, it prompts you for a Product ID and Installation code. The Product ID uniquely identifies your Trac application. The Installation code unlocks your Trac server application by linking it to the server computer. The Product ID will be emailed to you. The Installation code may be obtained from Redrock Software via email at [mailto:support@go-redrock.com Support@Go-Redrock.com]. Provide the static Server IP Address and the Product ID when requesting your Installation code.
+
| style="vertical-align:top; font-size:140%; color:#7c1911; padding:30px 0px 0px 0px;" | Installation Code <HR>
  
The Installation code, Product ID, and Server IP Address are linked together. The web server software now belongs to this machine and will only operate on that machine. If it is necessary to change server machines, you will need to change the new computer's IP Address to the original machine's IP Address, or purchase an additional copy of the Trac product.
+
|-
 +
| style="vertical-align:top; font-size:100%; " | The Installation Code for your Trac application is generated for your unique installation. The code is partly based on your IP Address. The server IP Address MUST remain static for your installation code to remain valid and for your Trac application to continue to run.
  
 +
|-
 +
| style="vertical-align:top; font-size:140%; color:#7c1911; padding:30px 0px 0px 0px;" | Internal or External IP Address <HR>
  
[[Category:AdvisorTrac]]
+
|-
[[Category:FitnessTrac]]
+
| style="vertical-align:top; font-size:100%; " | The application can run off of an internal or external IP address, however, the type of access that is required will typically determine the address and domain where the Trac application is installed. If the application is not available off-campus, then students will not be able to schedule online appointments and staff will not be able to check information and run reports from anywhere.
[[Category:LabTrac]]
+
 
[[Category:TutorTrac]]
+
|-
[[Category:3.0]]
+
| style="vertical-align:top; font-size:140%; color:#7c1911; padding:30px 0px 0px 0px;" | Customizing the URL or Domain Name <HR>
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
| style="vertical-align:top; font-size:100%; " | All users access the Trac application through a web browser. By default, the URL will simply be the IP Address of the server (i.e. <nowiki>http://172.0.0.1</nowiki>) and the users will need to remember the IP Address or bookmark the address. Most will prefer to set up a DNS to access the site, such as <nowiki>http://trac.college.edu</nowiki>. The DNS is set up with the Network Administrators at your college or university.
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
| style="vertical-align:top; font-size:140%; color:#7c1911; padding:30px 0px 0px 0px;" | Backup and Restoration <HR>
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
| style="vertical-align:top; font-size:100%; " | It is recommended that a daily backup be made of the Trac data file. This process may be handled by your campus' own software. There is a single data file that needs to be backed up and is found in your installation directory. If necessary, all of the Trac application files other than the data file may be reinstalled from CD or via download.
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
| style="vertical-align:top; font-size:140%; color:#7c1911; padding:30px 0px 0px 0px;" | Moving to a New Server <HR>
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
| style="vertical-align:top; font-size:100%; " | Moving the application from one server machine to another is a simple operation. Simply move the entire Trac application directory from the original server machine to the new server machine. Then change the IP Address of the new machine to the old server's IP Address (in order for the Installation code and software license to be valid). If your Server IP Address is changed, then your installation code will be deactivated and Redrock Software will generate a new code for the new server.
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
| style="vertical-align:top; font-size:140%; color:#7c1911; padding:30px 0px 0px 0px;" | Installing on a Virtual Server <HR>
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
| style="vertical-align:top; font-size:100%; " | The Trac application runs fine in a virtual environment. Your virtual system must meet, or exceed, the minimum [[TechReq|System Requirements]] for your Trac application to function.
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
| style="vertical-align:top; font-size:120%; padding:30px 0px 0px 0px;" | '''REDROCK SOFTWARE CORPORATION IS NOT LIABLE FOR LOSS OF DATA FOR ANY REASON'''<br /><br />
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
| style="width:100%;" |
 +
 
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
{{DISPLAYTITLE:<span>Technical Documentation</span>}}
 +
__NOTOC__

Latest revision as of 10:40, 8 August 2019

Installation   Server  


Imports    
Installation and Server Options

The Trac application is very easy to install. The Trac application is completely self-contained and the database and application are installed to the same folder. The Trac application can run on any Windows Operating System 2000 or newer. Your server should have a minimum 1GB RAM and 4-10GB Hard Disk space. Your installation footprint will be much smaller, but you want to account for file backups, data import files, long-term growth of your data file, and file attachments.
Trac Database and Web Server Application
The Trac application is built on the proven technology of 4th Dimension of 4D, Inc. The Trac web server application is a native language, compiled, executable application. The application comes with both components necessary to run your Trac system: Web server and compiled 4D database. Currently, the Trac application can only run on the included compiled database, but developments are underway for an SQL release. There is no ETA on an SQL version, yet.
Server Requirements
  • Windows 2000 or newer
  • P4 or better on Windows
  • Minimum 1GB RAM
  • Minimum 4GB Hard Disk space
  • Static IP Address
Installation Code
The Installation Code for your Trac application is generated for your unique installation. The code is partly based on your IP Address. The server IP Address MUST remain static for your installation code to remain valid and for your Trac application to continue to run.
Internal or External IP Address
The application can run off of an internal or external IP address, however, the type of access that is required will typically determine the address and domain where the Trac application is installed. If the application is not available off-campus, then students will not be able to schedule online appointments and staff will not be able to check information and run reports from anywhere.
Customizing the URL or Domain Name
All users access the Trac application through a web browser. By default, the URL will simply be the IP Address of the server (i.e. http://172.0.0.1) and the users will need to remember the IP Address or bookmark the address. Most will prefer to set up a DNS to access the site, such as http://trac.college.edu. The DNS is set up with the Network Administrators at your college or university.
Backup and Restoration
It is recommended that a daily backup be made of the Trac data file. This process may be handled by your campus' own software. There is a single data file that needs to be backed up and is found in your installation directory. If necessary, all of the Trac application files other than the data file may be reinstalled from CD or via download.
Moving to a New Server
Moving the application from one server machine to another is a simple operation. Simply move the entire Trac application directory from the original server machine to the new server machine. Then change the IP Address of the new machine to the old server's IP Address (in order for the Installation code and software license to be valid). If your Server IP Address is changed, then your installation code will be deactivated and Redrock Software will generate a new code for the new server.
Installing on a Virtual Server
The Trac application runs fine in a virtual environment. Your virtual system must meet, or exceed, the minimum System Requirements for your Trac application to function.
REDROCK SOFTWARE CORPORATION IS NOT LIABLE FOR LOSS OF DATA FOR ANY REASON