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Data Source types

Supported Data sources

 

Remote Desktop Manager for Android supports multiple types of data sources. To facilitate the selection of the appropriate data source type, here is a brief description of each type.

 

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An XML data source, which is an individual and local data source, is created upon first launch of the application.

 

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Data Source are used to connect to a source of data, such as a database or a file stored on a device (*.xml, *.db, etc.). In Remote Desktop Manager for Android a data source cannot be used to create a database. Databases must be created with a desktop client, such as RDM Windows or macOS.

 

Type

Description

Pros and Const

Devolutions Online Database

 

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Connect to Devolutions Cloud to store entries.

 

Note that there are different subscription levels for this product.

 

The Basic is appropriate for micro teams (up to 3 users), whereas the Professional and Enterprise editions are for larger teams.

 

For more information, please consult the Online Database topic.

Pros:

Quick

Reliable

Secure

Depending on the subscription level, supports all features, such as attachments, connection log, Offline Mode and Security Management

 

Cons:

Not hosted internally

Devolutions Online Drive

 

DataSourceDODLarge

Connect to the Devolutions Cloud to store entries. Access your entries from anywhere using an Internet connection.

 

The Devolutions Online Drive is a solution for individual but not for a team as file sharing is not supported.

 

For more information, please consult the Online Drive topic.

 

Pros:

Quick

Reliable

Free

 

Cons:

No possibility for sharing

No security management

Devolutions Server

 

DataSourceRDMSLarge

Use Devolutions Server to store entries information.

 

The Devolutions Server data source allows for connecting to a Devolutions Server instance, not to create one. The Devolutions Server instance must created with the Devolutions Server Console included with Remote Desktop Manager - Enterprise Edition.

 

For more information on this data source, please consult the Devolutions Server Data Source topic.

 

For more information on the creation of the instance, please consult the Devolutions Server Installation topic.

Pros:

Quick

Reliable

Secure

Supports all features, such as attachments, connection log, Offline Mode and Security Management

Active Directory integration

 

Cons

Installation required

Dropbox

DataSourceDropBoxLarge

Use the Dropbox API to retrieve the XML file from the configured repository.

 

For more information, please consult the Dropbox topic.

Pros:

Can be shared in read-only mode

Backups (by Dropbox) are automatic

Storage infrastructure is free (if within your free storage quota)

 

Cons:

No security management

There is a possibility for conflict or data corruption to occur

Doesn't support all features, such as attachments, connection logs and Security Management

MariaDB

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Remote Desktop Manager uses MariaDB as a drop-in replacement for MySQL.

 

For more information, please consult the MariaDB topic.

Pros:

•Quick

•Reliable

•The database is free and can be installed on Linux

•Supports all features, such as attachments, connection log, Offline Mode and Security Management

 

Cons:

•MariaDB needs to be installed

Microsoft SQL Server

 

DataSourceSQLServerLarge

Remote Desktop Manager for Android uses the power of SQL Server to save and manage all sessions. This is the recommended data source for a multi-user environment.

 

For more information, please consult SQL Server (MSSQL) topic.

 

Pros:

Quick

Reliable

Secure

Supports all features, such as attachments, connection log, Offline Mode and Security Management

SQL Server Express is free

 

Cons:

SQL Server must be installed

MySQL

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Remote Desktop Manager uses a MySQL database to store session information.

 

For more information, please consult MySQL topic.

Pros:

Quick

Reliable

The database is free and can be installed on Linux

Supports all features, such as attachments, connection log, Offline Mode and Security Management

 

Cons:

MySQL needs to be installed

XML

 

DataSourceXMLLarge

Remote Desktop Manager for Android saves the settings directly in a file with the XML format.

 

For more information, please consult XML topic.

 

Pros:

Easy backup

Can be edited manually or by an external system

Nothing to install

 

Cons:

No possibility of sharing

No security management

There is a possibility for conflict or data corruption to occur

Doesn't support all features, such as attachments, connection logs and Security Management