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Installation, HA and backup WaterGEMS

Hi everyone

I am planning to implement WaterGEMS to end-users and having a master plan for high availability/backup for database. There are several questions I am searching for answers but yet find out a proper solution.

1. Which Windows OS versions could WaterGEMS install? 

2. Do we install ArcGIS and its database into one host or seperated?

3. Have anyone designed a high availability plan for WaterGEMS? Please kindly share.

4. For the safe use of database, I need to firgure out a backup for database. 

Thank you very much for your contribution and sharings.

Regards

Tri

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  • Hi Tri,

    I will try to answer some of your questions, but unfortunately will not personally be able to answer all of them. Hopefully someone else can assist with that.

    1. Operating systems.
    WaterGEMS (latest release) is certified for use with Windows 7 (32/64), Windows 8/8.1 (32/64) and Windows 10 (32/64). Though not certified, it is possible to use WaterGEMS on the equivalent Windows server versions to the afore mentioned operating systems.

    2. ArcGIS
    I'm not experienced with ArcGIS, so cannot answer this one.

    3. High Availability Plan
    I'm a little confused by this question. WaterGEMS is a desktop application and thus it is available all the time that the destination desktop/laptop is available. Are you potentially talking about some form of virtualized solution. I have heard of some customers using those (Citrix was perhaps one), but I am not familiar with them. Maybe someone else here will be able to provide more information.

    4. Database backup.
    I personally have experience with backup software that is used in the IT world, for backing up my home computers, but am not qualified enough to recommend any particular solution for an IT environment. In so far as WaterGEMS is concerned, it uses file based databases, so users can save those on their local machine, network or they can use another one of Bentley's products, Projectwise, to manage those database files. The backup procedure would be different depending on the actual situation, but the simplest scenario to describe here is if users saved WaterGEMS databases on a network location; then IT just needs to back up that file server.

    I hope this is at least of some help.

    Regards,
    Wayne.



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  • Hi Tri,

    I will try to answer some of your questions, but unfortunately will not personally be able to answer all of them. Hopefully someone else can assist with that.

    1. Operating systems.
    WaterGEMS (latest release) is certified for use with Windows 7 (32/64), Windows 8/8.1 (32/64) and Windows 10 (32/64). Though not certified, it is possible to use WaterGEMS on the equivalent Windows server versions to the afore mentioned operating systems.

    2. ArcGIS
    I'm not experienced with ArcGIS, so cannot answer this one.

    3. High Availability Plan
    I'm a little confused by this question. WaterGEMS is a desktop application and thus it is available all the time that the destination desktop/laptop is available. Are you potentially talking about some form of virtualized solution. I have heard of some customers using those (Citrix was perhaps one), but I am not familiar with them. Maybe someone else here will be able to provide more information.

    4. Database backup.
    I personally have experience with backup software that is used in the IT world, for backing up my home computers, but am not qualified enough to recommend any particular solution for an IT environment. In so far as WaterGEMS is concerned, it uses file based databases, so users can save those on their local machine, network or they can use another one of Bentley's products, Projectwise, to manage those database files. The backup procedure would be different depending on the actual situation, but the simplest scenario to describe here is if users saved WaterGEMS databases on a network location; then IT just needs to back up that file server.

    I hope this is at least of some help.

    Regards,
    Wayne.



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