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.
You can now automatically backup your RadioDJ database at a specified hour of the day with the database setup tool.
It’s pretty straight forward to set up.
1) Download RadioDJ
2) Unzip the RadioDJ folder to C:\ outside of the program folder.
3) Open up databasesetup.exe inside the setup folder.
4) Install RadioDJ and install your database as per these Instructions
5) In the second tab set the time and location where you want to backup your database.
6) Minimise to the tray and leave it running.
It should automatically backup your database at the hour you set it to backup.
Top Tip: Try making sure you backup your database to an external drive. A small 1GB USB pen drive will do. That way you don’t have to worry about losing your database data in the unlikely event of your database crashing or a power cut.
This is nothing new and has been a major issue within SAM Broadcaster SQL tables ever since SAM Broadcaster v2.7.9
It just goes to show that the SQL structure wasn’t written properly in the first place.
In Fact it’s a really badly written SQL structure which is prone to going wrong when you least want it too.
SAM Broadcaster’s badly coded SQL structure was also another reason we ditched the program and started using RadioDJ
We have yet to have a major database crash with RadioDJ.
There is a simple fix for this.
1) Uninstall SAM Broadcaster from your computer.
2) Flush all SAMDB Tables from your SQL server.
3) Install RadioDJ and run the database setup utility.
4) Start enjoying running a stress free radio station!
You will be a lot happier in the long run.
There is just no need for SAM Broadcaster to have badly coded SQL tables!
When it comes to a SQL server running along side RadioDJ some users have found that their webhosts won’t allow connections to the default SQL port 3306.
If you need a specific port open for this to work it’s probably a wise idea to email your website host support department asking if it’s OK to use a non standard port for use with SQL. Otherwise you may get into trouble with them.
If your webhost doesn’t allow mysql connections on a standard 3306 port then you need to get creative by changing the default SQL port in the SQL server.
It’s not as scary as it sounds. Honestly it shouldn’t take too much to sort it.
1) Backup your RadioDJ database using the database setup tool.