In the unlikely event of the RadioDJ database going wrong due to a power outage it’s easily fixed using HeidiSQL
Saving your RadioDJ configuration settings is also easy you just backup the RadioDJ program folder to another location (USB Drive/External Drive) after you have all your settings the way you want them.
It’s rare for RadioDJ to actually crash or go wrong.
We can honestly say hand on heart that we’ve never had RadioDJ crash on us while recording a show/mix or even during a live show in the 5+ years since we discovered the program.
The smart DJ’s and radio station owners are now starting to steer away from using SAM Broadcaster.
It seems a user was getting this error message as he was trying to add large amounts of music into SAM Broadcaster.
Message in Event log. Unhandled Exception (thread Creation Error Not enough storage available to process this command)
This SAM Broadcaster user sounds like he only managed to get 58,000 tracks of 88,000+ imported into SAM Broadcaster then the program wouldn’t let him add anymore.
The guy has even tried a computer reboot and still cannot get tracks imported into SAM Broadcaster without the program crashing on him.
“Well I added a few more SAM Froze again (same error) I then rebooted my PC now I cannot do Tools->Maintenance->Verify songs as SAM Freezes part way through with a “stopped responding” message”
Apparently the guys on Stack-overflow say this is a Delphi problem with Heap Size exceeded.
“The storage referred to is NOT the hard disk storage but the available heap memory available to the SAMBC.exe process. It’s not even about any system-wide memory exhaustion, but a process limit. Not sure if there are any other scenarios where this might happen or how SAM Broadcaster looks internally (except that it was written in Delphi) This sounds like a memory leak error and only Spacial Developers could fix that.
So it’s another major bug that has never been addressed within SAM Broadcaster? At least that’s how I read it.
I’ve not heard of anyone having trouble loading large amounts of music into other radio software and it’s database.
The SQL database in SAM Broadcaster has always been dodgy anyway.
It’s not the first time I’ve heard of someone struggling to load a large amount of tracks into the program.
This user could have his library imported with very little hassle if he switched to RadioDJ
RadioDJ free radio automation software
I’ve never heard of RadioDJ suffering with huge memory leaks while importing music.
I asked my partner to find out when we actually installed MariaDB on our PC that we run RadioDJ from.
Turns out we’ve had MariaDB installed since June 2014.
Yesterday we upgraded it to the latest version. Which went smoothly after we’d remembered to shut mysqld.exe down as a service.
In the last 15 months that we’ve been using MariaDB we’ve only had 1 maybe 2 issues with a database table becoming corrupted after a sudden shutdown of the computer.
That was easily fixed using Heidisql to repair the tables.
“We could never say the same about another well known automation program. The database in that would crash when you least expected it and was royal pain to fix again. That’s if you were lucky enough to retrieve your database as that program never had a proper database backup tool.
We take a regular daily backups of our database with the RadioDJ database setup tool.
The database in RadioDJ is far more robust and tends not to go wrong unless something major happens on the PC running it.
On the whole MariaDB seems to work like a star.
We’d like to thank the development team at MariaDB for making such a wonderfully stable SQL server program.
What Database Issues? I wouldn’t have a stable reliable music stream without it!
RadioDJ of course has to take some of the credit.
“RadioDJ and MariaDB are the most reliable and stable pieces of software we’ve EVER used and we’ve used lots of other databses”
So next time you’re looking to install a database for use with a radio automation program such as RadioDJ
We know it can be daunting and scary installing new software for the first time, Especially if you aren’t used to using software that requires a database, but don’t panic it’s not as difficult as you might think.
If you follow these easy steps and have a bit of patience then you should have the program up and running in no time.
1) Starting off with a FRESH clean install of your Windows operating system is a good bet.
Don’t forget to backup files before you reformat Windows.
Once you’ve reinstalled Windows and downloaded & installed all required security patches/updates/drivers for your PC then you can begin the process of installing and configuring RadioDJ.