Run NM Collector Software on "The Cloud"
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Running NM Collector Software on "The Cloud"
Since NM Collector Software is built on Java it can be run
from any drive on your computer without installation. This means you
can copy it to a Cloud Drive, such as Microsoft OneDrive, which is
mapped to your computer the same as a local hard drive and run NM
Collector Directly from that drive.
If you run NM Collector on the cloud, you are storing your
data on the internet so there are many things to keep in mind and
some things that can go wrong. Below is a list of some operational
limitations for you to consider if you choose to run NM Collector on
"The Cloud." This list is not comprehensive and does not include
security issues which I leave up to you to investigate. This list is
written from the Microsoft OneDrive perspective. Other cloud drives
will have similar issues.
- Use of Multiple Computers from OneDrive
can produce unpredictable results. Once your desktop computer is
synched with OneDrive it will operate as if the data is local.
However, it will take time for your updates to upload to the cloud.
If you run NM Collector on multiple computers from the same
OneDrive the results can be very unpredictable due to the time it
takes to synch the changes from the desktop computers to and from
Recommendation: If you choose to access NM
Collector on OneDrive from multiple computers ...
- Use only one computer at a time.
- Ensure data from the last computer used is fully uploaded
to OneDrive before using the next computer.
- Ensure data from the next computer is fully synched from
OneDrive before using NM Collector Software.
- Updates to OneDrive can be slow. Depending
on your internet connection and server loads it may take some time
for your updates to be synched with OneDrive.
Recommendation: Be patient and allow plenty of
time for the system to work.
- Results can be unpredictable. Running over
the internet introduces more levels of complexity and
unpredictability that could result in data loss or even database
Recommendation: Regularly backup your data to
minimize data loss in case something goes wrong.
Steps to setup NM Collector to run on "The Cloud"
- Setup Microsoft OneDrive by following the
instructions on the OneDrive
- Copy NM Collector Software to your
OneDrive as you would use any other drive on your computer.
- Run NM Collector Software on your OneDrive
as you would from any other drive on your computer.
Last Revised: August 2, 2014
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