Advanced Local Data Administration
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Advanced Local Data Administration

Jan 15, 2021
Presented By:  Mike Bennett

Whether you're a full-time IT admin or are simply stepping up to help figure out your office's network situation, running Land F/X on Local Data can present some specific challenges. Specifically, you'll find that a few components running in the background are crucial for the plugin's proper operation. We'll go over some common failure points and give you the tools to resolve them and get all your Land F/X users up and running. We'll also go over how to migrate to and from a Single-User Local Data install.

Webinar Contents:

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  • Intro/TOC
  • What is Local Data?
  • Multi-User Local Data
  • Single-User Local Data
  • Cloud Data
  • Migrating Local Data Installs

0:00 – 4:27: Intro/TOC

4:28 – 5:32: What is Local Data?

  • Simply put, Local Data means some data is kept on the user's end.
  • Land F/X Local Data refers specifically to the database – i.e., Land F/X projects, templates, and Preferences.
  • We are not referring to DWGs or similar files when discussing Local or Cloud Data.

5:33 – 41:07: Multi-User Loca Datal

  • Multi-User Local Data Requirements (5:47)
  • Host system or server
  • Database file
  • MySQL Server application
  • MySQL ODBC connector application
  • MySQL service running
  • MySQL Port Firewall Exception
  • Supports multiple-user access


Errors you may run into with MySQL, and how to correct them (6:40)


Error connecting to Land F/X database or Fatal Exit no database connection (9:35)

  • MySQL port blocked
  • MySQL connector misconfigured or not installed
  • MySQL service not running


MySQL database connection refused (17:11)

  • Damaged database
  • Power outages or improper server shutdowns


MySQL service stops while installing MySQL (27:08)

  • Files required y MySQL not accessible or able to be edited
  • Registry conflicts


Error writing my.ini file during Land F/X plugin installation (33:20)

  • Permission errors on directories or files used by MySQL
  • Can be very persistent sometimes

41:08 – 49:16: Single-User Local Data

Single-User Local Data requirements (41:21)

  • Host system
  • 1 SQLite DLL file
  • Database file


Errors you may run into with SQLite (42:20)


Error connecting to Land F/X database (42:57)

  • SQLite dll missing


Unable to connect to Land F/X database on this computer (45:35)

  • No write access to SQLite database file

49:17 – 50:54: Cloud Data

Cloud Data requirements (49:23)

  • Host system
  • Internet connection
  • Supports multiple-user simultaneous access

50:55 – end: Migrating Local Data Installs

Considerations when migrating Local Data installations (51:14)

  • Which one do you have? (Multi-User Local Data/MySQL, Single-User Local Data/SQLite, or very old Single-User Local Data/MySQL)
  • Which one will you have is you reinstall?
  • Caveats moving between them?
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