CopyStorm/Director Web Application
The CopyStorm/Director GUI is distributed in two formats — a stand-alone Java application and a web browser application. In most situations either (or both) applications can be used to edit or view the CopyStorm/Director database and the choice of which to use is up to your organization.
- The stand-alone Java application has a few more capabilities than the web browser application, most of which are related to its ability to stop and start local processes.
- The primary advantage of the web application is that it can run anywhere on your network. In addition it has a dynamic dashboard suitable for near real-time monitoring of CopyStorm backups.
Setting up the web browser application is slightly more complex than the “unzip and go” approach of the Java application.
Step 1: Define a CopyStorm/Director Data Source.
The CopyStorm/Director web application uses a datasource with the resource name “jdbc/CopyStormDirector”.
The entry should look like the following example from our test servers:
<Resource name="jdbc/CopyStormDirector" auth="Container" type="javax.sql.DataSource" maxActive="100" maxIdle="30" maxWait="10000" validationQuery="SELECT 1" testOnBorrow="true" username="root" password="supesecretpassword" url="jdbc:postgresql://localhost/copystormjob" driverClassName="org.postgresql.Driver" />
Step 2: Deploy the CopyStormDirector.war File.
The CopyStorm/Director web application is packaged in a file located at:
- [CopyStorm/Director install directory]/war/CopyStormDirector.war
There are several ways to deploy the war file. Your Apache/Tomcat administrator will know how to deploy it using your organizations standards.
Step 3: Test the Installation.
Open the URL http://my-director-install-host:8080/CopyStormDirector and you should see a screen like: