SQL Express question

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09 Oct, 2014 12:20 AM

I assume on a 64bit Win 2008 R2 system we should install the appropriate 64bit SQL express.
Do you care if its base, SP1 or SP2?

Regarding opening windows Firewall, just the basic info defined by Msoft is fine?
I'm not far enough along yet to see if you are using other ports, but I assume you are.
It would be nice to have your installation notes define a few more basic things for the SQL Express install.
Better yet would be to not require SQL at all for an SCM system but it's certainly understandable. No point in rolling your own.

  1. 1 Posted by pdavidson on 09 Oct, 2014 01:01 AM

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    Follow up question:

    Do you require anything other than a basic SQL Express install?
    No need for the Analysis, Reporting or Integration Services is there?

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Anton Gogolev on 10 Oct, 2014 08:17 PM

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    Hi, Paul! Apologies for the delayed response.

    HgLab requires at least SQL Server 2008 and pays no attention to Service Pack levels or updates.

    With ports, here's the situation. By default, HgLab uses standard HTTP(S) port both for the web interface and to communicate with Mercurial clients. To talk to SQL Server you need to have port 1433 (which is the default port for SQL Server)open on the machine running it.

    As for requiring SQL Server at all, you have a fair point here. HgLab does need at least some kind of persistence mechanism to store all the information (Users, Teams, Pushlog, etc), so there's that. Requiring a full-blown SQL Server even for the Evaluation does sound like an overkill, which is why I'm planning on adding support for SQL Server Compact or SQLite, which do not require installation. No ETAs, though :)

    On 09.10.2014, at 4:22, "Paul Davidson" <[email blocked]> wrote:

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