Starting the Server


Starting the Server


Overview

The CData Sync web application can be hosted on any Windows-based or Java-based Web server. The Windows and Java editions also include a stand-alone server which is the simplest way to get the application running.

Getting started with Sync is quick and easy. This guide is intended to walk you through the introductory steps needed to install, set up, and begin using the software. By following the steps laid out on this page, you’ll be up and running in a matter of minutes.

Installation and Setup

To install and set up CData Sync, complete the following steps:

First, navigate to https://www.cdata.com/sync/download/ and download the most recent release.

  • Windows (.Net): Double-click CDataSync.exe to begin the installation process.
  • Cross-Platform (Java): Extract the contents of setup.zip and run the command java -jar setup.jar to begin the installation process.

You will be prompted to read and accept the license agreement, select an installation directory, and select installed components.

When you’re satisfied with the selected settings, click Install to begin the installation. Once the installation has completed, you’re ready to begin using CData Sync. Refer to the instructions below to get started.

Running the Server

Windows Edition

To run the embedded web-server, open Start CData Sync Server in the Windows Start menu or double-click CData.Sync.exe in the installation directory. You can then access the application by double-clicking the CData Sync icon in the system tray or clicking Start CData Sync Server in the Windows Start Menu.

This will launch the browser and bring you to the login screen. Note: When running Sync for the first time, you will be prompted to create your first application user.

See Embedded Server for information about configuring SSL and more advanced configuration.

See Configuration in IIS to host CData Sync in IIS.

Java Edition

The Java edition comes bundled with a Web server, built on top of Jetty. You can start the Jetty server by running the sync.jar located in the installation directory. For example java -jar sync.jar. You will then need to open the browser and navigate to the port where the application is running.

By default, the port is 8181. You can type http://localhost:8181/ into your browser to access the login screen. Note: When running Sync for the first time, you will be prompted to create your first application user.

See Java Edition for step-by-step deployment guides for several major Java Web servers.

Contact

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