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Data Source Types

Description

 

Remote Desktop Manager supports multiple types of data source. To start, decide which data source you’ll be using.

 

Upon initial installation, you will be running from a local data source which is a SQLite database.

 

Data Source Types

 

NAME

DESCRIPTION

PROS AND CONS

Amazon S3 storage

 

Remote Desktop Manager saves the settings in a file located in an Amazon S3 bucket.

 

Amazon S3 is a storage service for the Internet. It's designed to make cloud computing accessible to everyone.

 

Amazon S3 provides a simple web service interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. Remote Desktop Manager uses this API to persist your session settings.

 

More details on cloud computing and Amazon S3 can be found at:

http://aws.amazon.com/s3/

 

For more information, please consult our Amazon S3 topic.

 

Pros:

Can be shared in read-only mode

Backups (by Amazon) are automatic

 

Cons:

You must have an Amazon account and pay storage and transfer fees, although most would agree they are minimal.

No security management

There is a possibility of conflicts or data corruption to occur

Doesn't support all features, such as attachments, connection logs and Security Management

Devolutions Online Database

 

Remote Desktop Manager connects to Devolutions online repository.

 

Note that there are different subscription levels for that product.

 

The Basic is appropriate for micro teams (up to 3 users), whereas the Professional and Enterprise editions are for larger teams.

 

For more information, please consult our Online Database topic.

Pros:

Quick

Reliable

Secure

Depending on the subscription level, supports all features, such as attachments, connection log, Offline Mode and Security Management

 

Cons:

Not hosted internally

Devolutions Online Drive

 

Remote Desktop Manager uses Devolutions Online Drive to store and synchronize your sessions. Access your sessions from anywhere using a simple Internet connection.

 

For more information, please consult our Online Drive topic.

 

Pros:

Quick

Reliable

The service is free

 

Cons:

No possibility for sharing

No security management

Devolutions Server

 

Remote Desktop Manager uses Devolutions Server to store session information.

 

For more information, please consult our Devolutions Server topic.

 

Pros:

Quick

Reliable

Secure

Supports all features, such as attachments, connection log, Offline Mode and Security Management

Active Directory integration

 

Cons

Installation required

Dropbox

 

Remote Desktop Manager uses the Dropbox API to retrieve the XML file from the configured repository.

 

For more information, please consult our Dropbox topic.

 

Pros:

Can be shared in read-only mode

Backups (by Dropbox) are automatic

Storage infrastructure is free (if within your free storage quota)

 

Cons:

No security management

There is a possibility for conflict or data corruption to occur

Doesn't support all features, such as attachments, connection logs and Security Management

FTP

 

Remote Desktop Manager uses an FTP connection to retrieve the XML file.

 

For more information, please consult our FTP topic.

 

Pros:

Can be shared in read-only mode

Easy to deploy online

 

Cons:

No security management

There is a possibility for conflict or data corruption to occur

Doesn't support all features, such as attachments, connection logs and Security Management

MariaDB

 

Remote Desktop Manager uses MariaDB as a drop-in replacement for MySQL.

 

For more information, please consult our MariaDB topic.

 

Pros:

Quick

Reliable

The database is free and can be installed on Linux

Supports all features, such as attachments, connection log, Offline Mode and Security Management

 

Cons:

MariaDB needs to be installed

Microsoft Access

 

Remote Desktop Manager saves the settings in a Microsoft Access database on the local machine, or on a network share.

 

Microsoft Access is a pseudo relational database management system from Microsoft, which combines the relational Microsoft Jet Database Engine with a graphical user interface and software development tools.

 

Access is no longer supported by Microsoft, this option is not possible on newer operating systems.

For more information, please consult our Microsoft Access topic.

 

Pros:

Easy setup

Can be shared

Easy backup

 

Cons:

Slower than SQL Server

No security management

There is a possibility for conflict or data corruption to occur

Doesn't support all features, such as attachments, connection logs and Security Management

Microsoft SQL Azure

 

Remote Desktop Manager uses the Microsoft cloud platform to save and manage all sessions.

 

For more information, please consult our SQL Azure topic.

 

Pros:

Quick

Reliable

Secure

Supports all features, such as attachments, connection log, Offline Mode and Security Management

 

Cons:

Microsoft Azure needs to be configured

Microsoft SQL Server

 

Remote Desktop Manager uses the power of SQL Server to save and manage all sessions. This is the recommended data source for a multi-user environment.

 

For more information, please consult our SQL Server (MSSQL) topic.

 

Pros:

Quick

Reliable

Secure

Supports all features, such as attachments, connection log, Offline Mode and Security Management

SQL Server Express is free

 

Cons:

SQL Server must be installed

MySQL

 

Remote Desktop Manager uses a MySQL database to store session information.

 

For more information, please consult our MySQL topic.

 

Pros:

Quick

Reliable

The database is free and can be installed on Linux

Supports all features, such as attachments, connection log, Offline Mode and Security Management

 

Cons:

MySQL needs to be installed

SFTP

 

Remote Desktop Manager uses a Secure FTP connection to retrieve the XML file.

 

For more information, please consult our SFTP topic.

 

Pros:

Can be shared in read-only mode

Easy to deploy online

 

Cons:

No security management

There is a possibility for conflict or data corruption to occur

Doesn't support all features, such as attachments, connection logs and Security Management

SQLite

 

Remote Desktop Manager uses a SQLite database to store session information.

 

For more information, please consult our SQLite topic.

 

Pros:

Quick

Reliable

The database is free

Supports all features, such as attachments & connection logs.

 

Cons:

No possibility for sharing

No security management

Web

 

Remote Desktop Manager uses a Web connection to retrieve the XML file.

 

For more information, please consult our Web topic.

 

Pros:

Easy backup

Can be edited manually or by an external system

Nothing to install

 

Cons:

No possibility for sharing

Read-only

Doesn't support all features, such as attachments, connection logs and Security Management

WebDav

 

Remote Desktop Manager uses an HTTP connection to retrieve the XML file on a WebDav server.

 

For more information. please consult our WebDav topic.

Pros:

Can be shared in read-only mode

Easy to deploy online

 

Cons:

No security management

XML

 

Remote Desktop Manager saves the settings directly in a file with the XML format.

 

For more information, please consult our XML topic.

 

Pros:

Easy backup

Can be edited manually or by an external system

Nothing to install

 

Cons:

No possibility of sharing

No security management

There is a possibility for conflict or data corruption to occur

Doesn't support all features, such as attachments, connection logs and Security Management