Exocad DataBase folder setup

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  1. kluwak22

    kluwak22 New Member

    Hi, everyone. I have two work stations. One of them is for scan, and another one is for design. I need to change the path to save scan files on NAS instead of internal storage so that I could have access to them from the designing station. Does anyone know how to do it?

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  2. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    We do that here.
    How far have you gotten?

    It is just basic network stuff then a line or two of changes for your caddata location.

    Why you feel the need for a server?
  3. Kongo-Otto

    Kongo-Otto Love on first bite!

    Hi DM

    Hi DMC, i have the same workplace. scan-pc and cad-pc. My current setup is: Scan-Pc saves scandata in caddata. 1 min after writing a file the new folder will be synced with Allsync to Serverfolder. On CAD-PC the allsync client recognizes a change in Serverfolder and syncs the folder to Cadpc for designing. the reason is that without the server both workstation had to be on. ScanPC-->Server<-->CADPC
  4. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    We have tried both with a server and also without a server.

    Both work fine.

    We did not see any improvement going to server.


    My server is Six HDD in striped RAID.

    If a HDD go bad then we loose nothing.

    I think I have a 24TB server.

    That is why we change, only for insurance of no lost work.
  5. Art

    Art Active Member

    You can map your NAS as a network drive.
    Then check %EXOCAD_dir%\DentalDB\config folder
    There would be xml files.
    I have changed directly defaultsettings-db.xml
    In those file you would need

    <ConnectionString>Data Source=%Way_to_SQL_data_base_file%\DentalDB_V3.sqlite;Version=3</ConnectionString>

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  6. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    We also are mapping a network drive to our NAS.
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  7. harmonylab

    harmonylab Active Member

    mine simply won't connect to a mapped network drive.
  8. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    Post screen shot of xml settings file path.
  9. harmonylab

    harmonylab Active Member


    exocad gets stuck and simply never opens
  10. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    I'm not near a machine right now, but double check the syntax.
  11. cadfan

    cadfan Moderator Staff Member

    not in front but :H or just H if i remember right and had it yesterday after an update no acces in network windows changed the settings
  12. Kongo-Otto

    Kongo-Otto Love on first bite!

    "H:\" only.
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  13. leshi

    leshi Well-Known Member

    Do you launch Dental DB as an administrator? Does NES work through the server, through permissions inside the disk, or through free access?
  14. harmonylab

    harmonylab Active Member

    running as administrator, it doesn't get stuck but I get an error. "An error occured creating CAD-Data directory H:\CAD-Data. Error message: Could not find a part of the path 'H:\CAD-Data'. I'm trying to connect to a network drive that's mapped to H:.
  15. leshi

    leshi Well-Known Member

    Try to create CAD-Data folder yourself.

    When you run the program as a user "Administrator", then on the network he also contacts as an administrator, and not as an ordinary user. Perhaps there is no access to create the folder. I don’t know how your network is configured, but you can try running DentalDB without an administrator.
  16. Vasyl

    Vasyl Well-Known Member

    Looks like a problem in Windows or NAS.
    In the system, can you go to this folder?
  17. cadfan

    cadfan Moderator Staff Member

    had this with sum a few days ago win 10 changed the network settings after the update to use password
  18. harmonylab

    harmonylab Active Member

    managed to figure it out. running in admin mode was the issue. or rather, the mapped drives not being elevated was. for whatever reason, the mapped network drive was not elevated, even though I'm in the admin account. does exocad need to be run in admin mode? if so, I guess I have to find a way to elevate the mapped drives somehow.
  19. leshi

    leshi Well-Known Member

    I think that there is no need to run the program from the administrator. Otherwise, you need to add the Administrator user from Windows to the NAS.

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