Installing RadioDJ on a new machine

Recently a couple of users of RadioDJ free radio automation software asked how they should go about transferring the RadioDJ settings to a new computer.

RadioDJ free radio automation software

Are there files that I can copy and paste onto the new machine so it will have the same rotation, cue marks, events, and other settings? Please advise.


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Configuring the Windows firewall

Configuring your firewall

If you’re just running RadioDJ with no webpage linked to the RadioDJ database, then you probably don’t want to add any exceptions to your firewall.

If you’re using a request system and need this extra functionality, you’ll first of all need to make sure your web host has the right ports open. Without this, there’s no point proceeding any further on this article. Check the database utility > Database installation tab. You’ll see the IP address of your server in the MySQL Server box. If there’s a colon followed by more numbers at the end, this is your port number. If there’s no colon, you’re probably using the default port 3306.

You’ll also need to configure port forwarding on your router as well, google the manufacturer’s instruction manual for this bit.

Now for the easy part, configuring the firewall.
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Starting or restarting SQL

How to quickly start MySQL

sql-stoppedFrom time to time, for whatever reason, SQL might not start when you boot your computer, and the first thing you know about it is this message when you try and start RadioDJ.

To resolve this you can usually just start the service manually:

  1. Select Start > Search (or Run) > services.msc
  2. Tip: On Windows 8.1/10 right click the start button and select run > services.msc
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Quickly re-enable all tracks

How to re-enable all your tracks

If you store your music on an external hard drive, and accidentally fire up RadioDJ with the drive unplugged, this won’t cause a problem unless you also start playing, and you’ll quickly end up with a lot of disabled tracks.

This can easily be resolved with the database utility and a short SQL script.

One word of caution, this will re-enable all tracks, including any you’ve manually disabled.
  1. Open the database utility and take a quick backup (as we’re updating your database directly)
  2. Select the Run SQL Query tab and paste the following into the top section

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