New Feature - Deployment Manager

Posted: 7/1/2008 1:19:00 AM
Managing remote applications with the Deployment Manager allows you to make edits offline and then upload changes.
The deployment manager allows you to manage multiple applications and then transfer system design information from one to another. For example, you may run a copy of your Qrimp app on your laptop and make changes to the system and then upload those changes to your production environment on the Internet, without over writing the information in the remote Qrimp App.

There are a couple neat features with this tool, but first, a screen shot. Click for a full size version



Easy Application Deployment

The goal of the deployment manager is to make it easy to make changes in one environment that you can apply to one or more remote environments very easily. For example, you may be running a task management application for several clients, but you only want to make changes to one application then push those changes out to your client sites on the Internet.

Using the full deployment option will transfer all data, including settings for your Qrimp app and data in the user tables. If want to leave the user table data untouched, that is, the data your users have entered into forms and such, then don't check the box. All user accounts, group assignments, attachments, etc will stay as they are in your client's applications or production applications.

Template Applications

Using the Full deployment checkbox will push out all your data, including user tables and data in them. This will allow you to very quickly create new instances of applications for your clients or various internal departments within the organization.

For example, many departments might want to use a group Wiki for collaboration. To keep things simple, all their data is in one Qrimp app and all your deparments get their own setup. Full deploy on your template wiki application is the fastest way to get new departments up and running on their own internal Wiki.

Security

Only users in the Administrator account are allowed to deploy an application. You must log in to an application as an admin to deploy it and the user/pass you enter in the form must be an admin in the app you are deploying to.

Backing Up the Remote System

It's always a good idea in any scenario to make a backup copy of an application before you overwrite it. To download a full MS SQL Server 2005 compatible database backup of your remote application, simply click the link that will appear as you type in the name of the remote application.

More help

If you need help, just click the link at the bottom of the page.