This search term appeared on my stats over the past few days.

“radiodj & mssql”


I guess by now the person who made that search will realise that RadioDJ only works with MySQL

Unlike SAM Broadcaster which has 4 different database options. The database in RadioDJ has been kept simple.

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We highly recommend MariaDB for use with RadioDJ as a database server it’s really reliable and rock solid.

Once you get the database for RadioDJ installed and working with MariaDB you should find you have great stability and reliability.

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We take daily backups using the backup tool that comes with the database setup utility.

We keep 30 days worth of backups on an external drive just in case the worst should happen. We have only had to restore a back up once when we bought a new PC

OK so no database is 100% foolproof.

Seriously the only time in the past 18 months we’ve had to repair our database was back in Summer 2015 when the power went off causing the DB structure to become corrupt and in need of a repair.

That was easily sorted using HeidiSQL to quickly repair the tables (It comes bundled with MariaDB)


I never rated MSSQL as a database program that much anyway I found it way too complicated to install and configure.

Thankfully MariaDB isn’t that fiddly to Install I found it easier to install than MySQL

If you want a stress free streaming experience you need to use the right tools…

5 years since I first used RadioDJ and I’ve never had a major problem with the database in every version I’ve used/beta tested.

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