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Apache OFBiz Cookbook by Ruth Hoffman

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Changing the default database

Out-of-the-box, OFBiz is integrated with the Apache Derby database system (http://db.apache.org/derby). While Derby is sufficient to handle OFBiz during software development, evaluation, and functional testing, it is not recommended for environments that experience high transaction volumes. In particular, it is not recommended for use in production environments.

Getting ready

Before configuring an external database, the following few steps have to be ensured:

  1. Before changing the OFBiz Entity Engine configuration to use a remote data source, you must first create the remote database; the remote database must exist.

    Note

    Note: if you are not going to install the OFBiz schema and/or seed data on the remote database, but ...

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