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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

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

 

DataSourceDPSLarge

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

The Dropbox integration uses the Dropbox SDK, so any features that are exclusive to the Business or Enterprise editions are NOT supported.

MariaDB

 

DataSourceMariaDBLarge

Remote Desktop Manager for Mac uses MariaDB to save and manage all sessions. This is one of the available data source for a multi-user environment.

 

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 SQL Server to save and manage all sessions. This is one of the available 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 save and manage all sessions. This is one of the available data source for a multi-user environment.

 

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

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

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