[tdwg-tapir] Hosting strategies

Roger Hyam roger at tdwg.org
Fri May 11 09:19:06 CEST 2007

Hi Everyone,

There is a requirement that all wrapper type applications (TAPIR,  
DiGIR, BioCASe and others) have but that I don't think we address.

All instances need to have:

Either a database on a server in a DMZ or with an ISP with the  
ability to export data from the production database to the public  
database and then keep changes in the production database synchronize  
with the public database.

Or the ability to provide a secured/restricted connection directly to  
production database through the firewall.

Configuring the wrapper software against a database seems a smaller  
problem than getting a handle on an up to date database to configure  
it against!

Should we have a recommended strategy or best practice for overcoming  
these problems? Do we have any figures on how they are overcome in  
the existing BioCASe and DiGIR networks?

Many thanks for your thoughts,


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