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.

“We 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 2010/2011, 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 SAM would only play Station ID’s and Jingles even though the clockwheel rotation in SAM had over 5,000 tracks to choose from sothere shouldn’t have been an issue.

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: 15th August 2018
at 14:58 PM 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: 9th August 2018
at 15:16 PM Europe/London

MariaDB 3 Years And Counting

Just been looking back on various posts on my Facebook page.

I realised it was around June 2014 when we were first made aware of MariaDB an alternative to Oracle MySQL

Since that first install a few 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: 26th July 2018
at 09:36 AM Europe/London

Creating A New SQL User

In case you haven’t already noticed MySQL 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 MySQL 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: 25th July 2018
at 11:28 AM Europe/London

What Database Issues? (MariaDB)

I asked my partner to find out when we actually installed MariaDB on our PC that we run RadioDJ from.

We’ve had MariaDB installed on all of our machines since June 2014. Including any website servers its rare we have to do any maintenance.

Since we started using MariadB we’ve only had 1 maybe 2 issues with a database table becoming corrupted after a sudden/improper shutdown of the computer.

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Last updated on: 2nd August 2018
at 10:21 AM Europe/London

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