A quick question (to which I couldnt seem to find an answer by searching the forums - apologies if I missed an answer somewhere):
Is it possible share a FLSMS database between installations on more than 1 computer via dropbox? Only one machine would be accessing the FLSMS/database at a given point in time.
If anybody had any success (or difficulties) with this, I'd love to hear about it.
There was a recent post here which has some information which might be of help:
As you can see, you can point FrontlineSMS installations to different database locations, but you'd have to check whether this would work over the web. Give it a go, and let us know!
Hi Ananda, I have just written up how I managed to get two instances running, there maybe some thing in here you can use. Look at the db.path statements I refer to, maybe you can use this? perhaps it'll give you some clues. The link is a bit different to Ken's, Ken is pointing at my request for help (which is good) but since then I have posted a mini-tut how I did it.
Check out this
Be aware there has been some recent issues regarding DropBox security.
See this website
Ananda you are doing the opposite to me then, I created two instances on one PC, you are running one instance on two PCs.
Let us know how you get on. Good Luck.
Ananda I'm off to work now but a quick thought before I go, try mapping a drive letter to your dropbox account (I have never used dropbox so I can't help out here) then point the .db to the drive mapping, this might be easier.
I´m a great fan of dropbox Although I´m not sure if that configuration would work
You can install the DB in a dropbox folder but there would be a delay between the upload to the "cloud" and the subsiquent download to the shared computer.
I´m sure the techies here can shed some more light but if FLSMS needs to access the DB and its uploading I guess that would cause errors.
Hope that helps