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

What are you scared of? Running a MySQL database server need not be scary… and it needn’t be a hassle.

We’ve had our RadioDJ SQL database up and running since June 2014, That’s when we last built or song database from scratch.

So you probably think its going to be scary to install a MySQL database as well? (Hint: It isn’t)

With MariaDB its easy to Install It should also install a tool called HeidiSQL which is where you do your basic maintenance on your MySQL server.

How To Install MariaDB

If you followed the simple tutorial you should have MariaDB setup and running within 5/10 minutes.

Look for mysqld.exe in task manager. (Hint: Right click on the taskbar and select task manager)

Once you have MariaDB working I’m going to suggest you use RadioDJ radio automation software to spin your tunes with.

Because if anything RadioDJ is Amazing, Reliable, Stable and FREE! We rarely have an issue with it even then its never RadioDJ at fault.

That quote is from the user who hasn’t had to reboot his copy of RadioDJ v1.8.2 running alongside @MariaDB for over 4 years.

Its like everything to do with computers its bound to be scary at first but once you learn the basics you’ll find it isn’t all that difficult.

We only ever need to do a bit of light housekeeping & backing up from time to time. We’ve had to repair the database a couple of times after a sudden improper shut of the PC & that was easily fixed using HeidiSQL

We actually try to take daily backups of the database so we don’t lose all our hard work or changes to our song database!

Still think running a MySQL database alongside an automation system is going to be stressful?

Then there’s no hope for you my friend!

If you run RadioDJ & MariaDB together you should have a stress free software experience, We certainly do!

Last updated on: 26th December 2019
at 15:47 PM Europe/London