7 Years Of Bliss Using RadioDJ

Yes I’m aware this is another post about RadioDJ and how great it is BUT the fact is its far more stable and reliable than other expensive radio automation software which you can pay lots of $$$, £££ or €€€ for.

I discovered RadioDJ via a Google search around Nov 2010 but hadn’t used to its full potential until the fateful events of New Years Eve/Morning.

We switched to using RadioDJ on the afternoon of 1st January 2011 after SAM Broadcaster went horribly wrong on us overnight while we were asleep.

“We experienced what is known as a ‘Clockwheel Failure’ where only Station ID’s and Jingles would play even though the clockwheel rotation had over 5 days of music to choose from”

Switching to RadioDJ was the best decision I have ever made when it came to software, It was easy to use once I configured its database and options.

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Last updated on: February 11th, 2018
at 08:30 AM Europe/London

Running A Database Needn’t Be Scary!

Saw a post recently on social media where someone said this:

“I’m looking for a simple piece of software that has a live assist feature without the hassle of SQL and databases”

What are you scared of? Running a MySQL database server need not be scary…

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Last updated on: January 30th, 2018
at 14:25 PM Europe/London

RadioDJ Database Maintenance

So you’ve successfully installed and configured the RadioDJ database.

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Now you have it installed its a good idea if once in a while you do some basic maintenance to ensure optimum operation.

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Last updated on: July 19th, 2017
at 17:23 PM Europe/London

MariaDB 3 Years And Counting

Just been looking back on various posts on my Facebook page from around this time 3 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 3 years ago things have ran smoothly. We’ve not had to rebuild the RadioDJ database from scratch once.

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Last updated on: November 6th, 2017
at 11:39 AM Europe/London

Creating A New SQL User

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

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Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 13:21 PM Europe/London

What Database Issues?

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.

In the last 36 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.

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Last updated on: February 13th, 2018
at 10:29 AM Europe/London