So you’ve successfully installed and configured the RadioDJ database.
Now you have it installed its a good idea if once in a while you do some basic maintenance to ensure optimum operation.
Just been looking back on various posts on my Facebook page from around this time 2 years ago…
I realised it was around June 2014 when we were first made aware of MariaDB an alternative to Oracle MySQL
Since that first install 2 years ago things have ran smoothly. We’ve not had to rebuild the RadioDJ database from scratch once.
In case you haven’t already noticed, SQL tends to allow some pretty insecure permissions by default, allowing root access from any computer.
This is a big problem, especially if you have port forwarding configured on your router to your SQL instance.
However, you can easily create new users using any management interface, so we’ll do it with HeidiSQL
First of all, we’ll remove root access for remote hosts.
This makes sure that when you’re on your local network, you can still log in as root. Click save.
Next we’ll add a new restricted user Click add user.
Click Save and Close.
You can now configure your web scripts and WordPress plugins to use this new username and password.
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 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.
So next time you’re looking to install a database for use with a radio automation program such as RadioDJ
@MariaDB is the database program EVERYONE should be using.