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Data Source Types

Description

 

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

 

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

 

Data Source Types

 

NAME

DESCRIPTION

PROS AND CONS

Amazon S3

 

DataSourceS3Large

Remote Desktop Manager for Mac 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 services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web.  Remote Desktop Manager for Mac uses its 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 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

 

DataSourceRDMOLarge

Remote Desktop Manager for Mac 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 Online Database topic.

 

Pros:

Quick

Reliable

Secure

Depending on the subscription level, supports all features, such as attachments,connection logs, Offline mode and security management

 

Cons:

Not hosted internally

Devolutions Online Drive

 

DataSourceDODLarge

Remote Desktop Manager for Mac 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 Online Drive topic.

Pros:

Quick

Reliable

The service is free

 

Cons:

No possibility for sharing

No security management

Devolutions Server

 

DataSourceRDMSLarge

Remote Desktop Manager for Mac uses Devolutions Server to store session information.

 

For more information, please consult Devolutions Server topic.

 

Pros:

Quick

Reliable

Secure

Supports all features, such as attachments,connection logs, Offline mode and security management

SQL Server Express is free

Active Directory integration

 

Cons:

Installation required

Dropbox

 

DataSourceDropBoxLarge

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

 

For more information, please consult 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

 

DataSourceFtpLarge

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

 

For more information, please consult 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

 

DataSourceMariaDBLarge

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

 

For more information, please consult MariaDB topic.

 

Pros:

Quick

Reliable

The database is free and can be installed on Linux

Supports all features, such as attachments, connection logs, Offline mode and security management

 

Cons:

MySQL needs to be installed

Microsoft SQL Server

 

DataSourceSQLServerLarge

Remote Desktop Manager for Mac 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 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

 

DataSourceMySQLLarge

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

 

For more information, please consult MySQL topic.

 

Pros:

Quick

Reliable

The database is free and can be installed on Linux

Supports all features, such as attachments, connection logs, Offline mode and security management

 

Cons:

MySQL needs to be installed

SFTP

 

DataSourceSFtpLarge

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

 

For more information, please consult 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

 

DataSourceSQLiteLarge

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

 

For more information, please consult SQLite topic.

 

Pros:

Quick

Reliable

The database is free

Supports all features, such as attachments, connection logs, Offline mode and security management

 

Cons:

SQLite needs to be installed

Web

DataSourceWebLarge

Remote Desktop Manager for Mac 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

DataSourceWebDavLarge

Remote Desktop Manager for Mac uses an HTTP connection to retrieve the XML file on a WeDav 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

 

DataSourceXMLLarge

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

 

For more information, please consult 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