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Supported Data sources

 

Remote Desktop Manager for iOS supports multiple types 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 an XML data source which is an individual and local data source.

 

Data Sources Type

Description

Pros and Const

Amazon S3

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Remote Desktop Manager for iOS saves the settings in a file located in an Amazon S3 bucket.

 

You will be able to connect to an Amazon S3 and save your data source but you will not be able to create one. Your Amazon S3 data source will have to be created using a desktop client like Windows or Mac.

 

Amazon S3 provides a simple web service interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. Remote Desktop Manager uses this 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

 

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Remote Desktop Manager for iOS 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 log, Offline Mode and Security Management

 

Cons:

Not hosted internally

Devolutions Online Drive

 

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Remote Desktop Manager for iOS uses Devolutions Online Drive to store and synchronize your sessions. Access your sessions from anywhere using a simple Internet connection. The Devolutions Online Drive is a solution for individual but not for team as file sharing is not supported.

 

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

 

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

 

You will be able to connect to a Devolutions server but you will not be able to create one. Your Devolutions Server data source will have to be created using a desktop client like Windows or Mac.

 

For more information, please consult Devolutions Server topic.

 

Pros:

Quick

Reliable

Secure

Supports all features, such as attachments, connection log, Offline Mode and Security Management

Active Directory integration

 

Cons

Installation required

Dropbox

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Remote Desktop Manager 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

MariaDB

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

 

You will be able to connect to a MariaDB and save your data source but you will not be able to create one. Your MariaDB data source will have to be created using a desktop client like Windows or Mac.

 

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 log, Offline Mode and Security Management

 

Cons:

•MariaDB needs to be installed

Microsoft SQL Server

 

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Remote Desktop Manager for iOS uses the power of SQL Server to save and manage all sessions. This is the recommended data source for a multi-user environment.

 

You will be able to connect to a SQL server but you will not be able to create one. Your SQL Server data source will have to be created using a desktop client like Windows or Mac.

 

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

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

 

You will be able to connect to a MySQL and save your data source but you will not be able to create one. Your MySQL data source will have to be created using a desktop client like Windows or Mac.

 

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 log, Offline Mode and Security Management

 

Cons:

MySQL needs to be installed

XML

 

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

 

Note that our current version does not allow for moving data easily therefore we strongly recommend you use a team data source

 

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