DHIS 2 Live

Hello,
we’re looking at what do to with offline installations for the implementation here in Ghana. Are there any reasons not to use DHIS Live? Can H2 be used (importing the metadata into an empty database), or should postgres be set up as well?

There are 170 districts here, and about half of them might have to be offline installs so an easy-to-use solutions would be good.

Thanks,

Olav

One strong reason not to use it is the relative lack of testing. In theory, it should work, but just as with MySQL, much more testing has occurred with Postgres than with the other database systems.

We have some beta-level Windows installers, which might be of interest to you, which work pretty well under supervised circumstances. It might be something to consider if you want a relatively automated install of the DHISLive/Postgresql stack, with automated restore of the database.

Regards,

Jason

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On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 2:48 PM, Olav Poppe olav.poppe@gmail.com wrote:

Hello,
we’re looking at what do to with offline installations for the implementation here in Ghana. Are there any reasons not to use DHIS Live? Can H2 be used (importing the metadata into an empty database), or should postgres be set up as well?

There are 170 districts here, and about half of them might have to be offline installs so an easy-to-use solutions would be good.

Thanks,

Olav


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Jason is right in that postgres is by far the most tested environment.

But the dhis-live/h2 setup seems to work very well and was initially
targeted at exactly the sort of setup you describe. For a low powered
desktop it is considerably less memory intensive than tomcat +
standalone rdbms. I have used it extensively on the desktop and
haven't yet encountered problems related to the database. (though
admittedly not recently as I keep getting postgres dumps to work on).
With few moving parts, installation and maintenance is
straightforward, so it might be worth considering. I think I would
try it.

Bob

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On 18 August 2011 14:02, Jason Pickering <jason.p.pickering@gmail.com> wrote:

One strong reason not to use it is the relative lack of testing. In theory,
it should work, but just as with MySQL, much more testing has occurred with
Postgres than with the other database systems.
We have some beta-level Windows installers, which might be of interest to
you, which work pretty well under supervised circumstances. It might be
something to consider if you want a relatively automated install of the
DHISLive/Postgresql stack, with automated restore of the database.
Regards,
Jason

On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 2:48 PM, Olav Poppe <olav.poppe@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello,
we're looking at what do to with offline installations for the
implementation here in Ghana. Are there any reasons not to use DHIS Live?
Can H2 be used (importing the metadata into an empty database), or should
postgres be set up as well?
There are 170 districts here, and about half of them might have to be
offline installs so an easy-to-use solutions would be good.
Thanks,
Olav
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