Creating a Repository
Repositories are created in the Laserfiche Administration Console. When creating a repository, make sure to specify the
full path to the folder where you want to store the repository.
This folder must be local to
the Laserfiche Server.
Tip: When specifying
the repository location, you should never use a mapped network drive.
The path must be specified using the drive letter assigned to the desired
partition/drive on the computer hosting the Laserfiche Server.
Note: The Team edition of Laserfiche must be used with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express, Microsoft SQL Server: Personal Edition, or Microsoft SQL Server: Desktop Edition (MSDE). Team edition does not support full Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle.
To create a repository
- If you are using Oracle as your DBMS, create your Oracle database schema. If you are using Microsoft SQL Server, you can pre-create your database, but doing so is not required.
the Laserfiche Repository Creation wizard.
- Open the Laserfiche Administration Console. You must be logged in as a Windows user who has been designated as a System Manager.
- Expand your Laserfiche
Server. If the desired
Laserfiche Server is not present, register
- Select the Repositories node.
- From the Action
menu, point to New, and select
Create New Repository. This will open the Laserfiche Repository Creation Wizard.
- Click Next to begin repository creation with the Connect to a Laserfiche Server
- Under Laserfiche
Server, select the Laserfiche Server that will host the repository
to be created.
- Under DBMS, select the database management system that this repository will use. If using Team edition, you must select Microsoft SQL Server.
- Click Next to continue to the Laserfiche Specific Settings step.
- Under the Repository
name option, specify the name that will be assigned to your Laserfiche
repository and displayed to Laserfiche users.
Note: A repository name may contain letters (including accented letters), numbers, characters (such as Chinese characters), and some symbols, but may not contain spaces. Any name that is a valid domain name according to the IDNA mechanism is also a valid repository name in Laserfiche.
- Under the Repository
path option, specify the full path (e.g., C:\Repositories\Repository
Name) to the location on the computer hosting the Laserfiche Server where
repository-related files will be stored. This path also identifies the
location that will be used as a starting point for relative volume paths.
- Under the Volume
name option, specify the name that will be assigned to the first
volume that will be created for your repository.
- Under Location, specify where the files that will be associated with the default
volume will be stored. You can store them in a subfolder of the repository path or you can manually specify a different path. To use a path other than the repository directory, specify a UNC path or a path to a local folder. (If the volume files will be stored in a folder that is not on the same computer as the Laserfiche Server, you should use a UNC path and not a mapped drive path.)
- Click Next.
The following wizard step, which will either be the Oracle Database Specific Settings or the SQL Server Specific Settings step, varies according to the selected database type (step 5).
for Microsoft SQL Server
- Under ODBC Driver, select or type your ODBC driver. If you are not sure what your driver name is, open Data Sources (ODBC) in the Administrative Tools section of the Windows Control Panel and open the Drivers tab. Enter the full name of the driver, including the "Oracle in" prefix.
- Under the TNS
Service name option, select or type the name of the
Oracle database server that will be linked with the Laserfiche repository.
Note: You can override the default port used for communicating with Oracle by following your Oracle database server with a comma and then the port number you wish to use. For example, to use port 1234 to connect to the server "ServerName" on the domain "example.com," you would type the following: ServerName.example.com,1234
- Under the Oracle Username
option, specify the name of the user that the Laserfiche Server
will use to authenticate to the Oracle database schema.
- Under the Password
option, enter the password corresponding to the specified user.
- In the Server
option, select the name of the SQL Server that will host your Laserfiche database. If you are using Team edition with MSDE or SQL Express, the server name will be Server\LASERFICHE.
Note: You can override the default port used for communicating with your SQL server by following your SQL server name with a comma and then the port number you wish to use. For example, to use port 1234 to connect to the server "ServerName" on the domain "example.com," you would type the following: ServerName.example.com,1234
- Below the Server
option, determine how the Laserfiche
Server will authenticate to the SQL Server. Do one of the following:
- To authenticate to SQL Server
using Windows Authentication, select the Use Windows Authentication option.
- To authenticate to SQL Server
using a SQL Server login account, select the Use
SQL Server Authentication option. In the Username
option, specify the name of the desired SQL Server login account. In the
Password option, type the password
that corresponds to that account.
The specified Windows or SQL Server login account must have sufficient
permissions to SQL Server. To view the required permissions, see the Preparing a SQL
Server Installation topic.
option determines the SQL database that will be associated with the Laserfiche
repository being created. If you have not already created an empty database for use with Laserfiche, type the name of the new database to be created. If you have created an empty SQL database, select
it from this step.
Click Next to proceed to the Search Engine Specific Settings step.
In the Search Engine Specific Settings step, select Use Default Settings if your full-text search engine is on the same computer as your Laserfiche Server and you want to use the default port and path settings. If it is not, select Use Customized Settings and perform the following steps:
To specify a default search catalog other than English, select another language in the Default Language option.
to proceed to the Summary of Creation Parameters step.
Verify the settings that will be used to create
a Laserfiche repository. If you are satisfied with the current configuration,
click Finish to
create your Laserfiche repository. If not, click Back
until you reach the desired setting and make the appropriate modifications.
- In the Search Engine Host option, type the name of the computer on which the Laserfiche Full-Text Indexing and Search Service is installed.
- In the Port option, type the port number you want to use. This must match the port configured for use by the Search Engine; see Server Settings for more information. The default is 5053.
- In the Catalog Path option, type the path where you want to store the new catalog on the Search Engine Host computer.