Installation & Configuration
The installation of bitfarm-Archiv document management on servers and clients is based on the jointly defined requirements and features and/or those fixed in a requirement specification. The server installation should be carried out by a bitfarm archive consultant to be able to guarantee the system functions and security later on. The customer can participate in the client installation and all further activities or carry them out himself. For larger projects, installer packages for the usual software distribution mechanisms are available. A pure viewer place is configuration-free. All you have to do is create a link on the desktop or enter a browser favorite.
The best preconditions
For a fast and uncomplicated installation of your DMS as well as a reliable operation without major failures, some basic conditions should - if possible - be created. bitfarm-Archiv Document Management is a software product that contains many open source and some closed source components to realize a professional document management. These programs are matched to each other, but can sometimes react sensitively to disturbances in the system environment.
Therefore, it is recommended to provide a dedicated server for the DMS software on which nothing else is installed besides the operating system at the time of installation. Thus, the duration of the installation work can be reduced to a minimum and at the same time the stability of the software can be maximized.
Just as important for a flawless operation of the DMS and above all for data security are the usual backups in the server area. These include redundant construction and function groups, UPSs for safe shutdown in case of power failures, RAID data mirroring and finally structured data backup on external media that are stored in a safe place outside the company. We also recommend the use of VMs, as they provide better scalability and enable a hardware-independent restore in the event of a failure.