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Alfresco 3 Cookbook by Snig Bhaumik

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Setting up a database for Alfresco

Alfresco uses Hibernate as the Object Relational Mapping (ORM) layer. Thus, it is capable of plugging into any of the popular relational databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server, and so on.

In this book, we will be demonstrating examples using the MySQL database.

Getting ready

In order to set up your MySQL database for Alfresco, you would need a MySQL database server and an optional MySQL client. A MySQL client could be handy if you are working on Windows.

  1. To install the MySQL Server, download the MySQL Server Community Version from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/.

    Note

    The listed setups are available in the form of Microsoft Installers (.MSI files). If you do not require Documentations and ...

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