Getting Ready for Installation
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If you want to save files on a third-party server (for example, a network storage or a file server), you need to create a directory in the file storage and share it using the tools of the OS on your server before running the installer. You should grant the read-only access to this directory to all users on your network. In addition, in this case, you must run the service on behalf of a user who has write permissions for this directory. Create such a user or use an existing one. The installer will ask you to specify the Username and Password for this user.

The Factory installation option has the following features:

  • If you want to perform an update, you need to disconnect all active Cerebro users from the database beforehand using your OS or PostgreSQL. You cannot update a database with active users connected to it;

  • To make the database accessible from outside your local network, you will need an external static IP address. The installer will ask you to specify an external IP address during the installation. Also, you will need to perform TCP port forwarding on your router or proxy server (see the “After Installation” section);

  • Your own mailbox will be used to send notifications. You need to create a mailbox for Cerebro newsletters (for example, During installation, the installer will request the following data:

    • SMTP URL;

    • SMTP port;

    • POP URL;

    • Username;

    • Password;

    • User email;

    • Administrator email (for sending error messages).

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