Setting Up Database Servers on Mac OS X
The database server controls all interactions with the contents of the Toon Boom Harmony 14.0 database. It processes all requests to open, read or update files, keeping track of files that are locked so others cannot edit them.
If you already have a database set up from a previous installation of Toon Boom Harmony 14.0, you DO NOT need to set up the database server, startup items, or register console application in the path. However, if you are upgrading from a previous version, you need to install the startup items and register console applications in the path. For new installations of Harmony, you must install all of them.
- From Finder, go to Applications > Toon Boom Harmony [version] [edition] > Tools.
- Double-click on Configuration Assistant.
If you are upgrading from a previous version and a database (
/USA_DB) already exists on the server, deselect the Create a new Toon Boom Harmony database option.
- For the server, select all the options if this is the first time you are installing on this machine.
dictfiles in the /USA_DB. Copy the
dictfiles from here:/Applications/Toon Boom Harmony 14.0 [version]/tba/etc/USADB_templates/dicts/ to /USA_DB/dicts/.
- Click Continue.
The Create Harmony Database screen opens. The default values shown should be correct.
- Click Create.
You can always create the Toon Boom Harmony 14.0 database manually later. To do so, open the Terminal and type the following:
chmod -R 777 usadata000
You can make as many data directories as needed. Name these directories using the following syntax, where XXX represents the number of the data directory:
- In the Create Startup Item screen, select the startup items required and click Create.
|Create Database Server Startup Item||It is mandatory to install this on the server.|
|Create Link Server Startup Item||This is required when there will be Windows clients connecting to the Mac server. This service creates symbolic links when a scene is created from a Windows client workstation.|
|Create Queue Server Startup Item||This is for the batch processes like rendering and vectorization. Do not install this on the server, as it will slow it down. Install this on a separate machine used for batch vectorizing or rendering.|
Create HarmonyWeb Control Center Server Startup Item
This is required when you want to set this machine as a Web Control Center server. Other machines will access this web server to work with their Web Control Center. You do not have to make the database server the same machine as the Web Control Center server.
Your startup items are created.
- Click OK.
The following screen opens.
- Enter your username and password, and click OK.
The Register Path screen opens.
- Register the path for the current user or for all users. This option appends the path of Harmony's applications to the PATH environment variable in order to run the applications from the Terminal.
|Registration Path for all users||Registers the path for all accounts on the computer. You only need to run this once.|
|Registration Path for my user only||Registers the path to the current account only. You need to run this for each user that will be using the Terminal and you need to run this each time you create a new user.|
- Click Create.
The Cisco OpenH264 Library screen opens.
- Select the Install OpenH264 Library option and click Create.
The server is successfully configured.
- Click Done to close the Configuration Assistant.