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Installing FastBase on the Server Computer
Entered Wed, 20 Nov 2002 12:13 by Peter Campbell
Quick Installation Summary
Run the mysql installation program, which should be found in the C:\FBASE directory as "mysql-essential-4.1.11-win32.msi".
Follow the instructions here.
Edit the Setup Script
The FastBase configuration file (C:\FBASE\NEW\SETUP.DAT) needs to be maintained to set the server IP address, default database name among other things.
See the following link for full details: FastBase Setup Script (SETUP.DAT)
Installing a Database
To install an existing database first stop the mysql server (net stop mysql), then copy all files from the existing database to the \MYSQL\DATA\database_name directory. Then start mysql (net start mysql).
Creating a New Database
To create a new database first run mysql and type "create database *name*;". This creates a directory in the \MYSQL\DATA directory.
Now from the command prompt type "c:\tcl\bin\tclsh84 database.tcl", then run FastBase for this new database.
Installing the FastBase Software
Now proceed with Installing FastBase on a Workstation Computer.
It is recommended that you do the full workstation installation on the server, ensure that FastBase works correctly, then install and configure the software on each workstation computer.