Installation Instructions

Installing CopyStorm/Director does not touch any system files or registry values — you should not need an administrator.

Step 1: CopyStorm/Director Database Setup

CopyStorm/Director uses a database to store information about jobs, schedules, and status. Before using CopyStorm/Director this database must be created.

The database type can be any of the following:

  • SQL/Server
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL

Capstorm recommends creating a database and a database user for the sole purpose of managing CopyStorm/Director data. What “creating a database” entails is slightly different for the various database engines but a DBA will know what to do.

Step 2: Install the CopyStorm/Director Application

  1. Download CopyStorm/Director from or from the link sent to you by Capstorm.
  2. Unzip the downloaded file into any directory. A single directory named CopyStormDirector will be created.
  3. Go to the newly created CopyStormDirector directory and run the launcher appropriate for your operating system:
    1. Windows: CopyStormDirector.bat
    2. Linux:
  4. The system will ask you for credentials to the database created in the first step. The form is the same as the one used by CopyStorm — here are a few examples:

After a successful connection the CopyStorm/Director tool will appear, with the File System Configuration (formerly called the Global Configuration) tab selected. At this point you are ready for CopyStorm/Director Global Configuration.