JasperReports Server Community Edition provides a Web and Web services based environment for reporting and dashboards.
Please, take a look to the Quick Start Guide to know the basic use of this Stack.
How to start/stop the servers?
The Stacks include a graphical tool to manage the servers easily. You can find the "manager-windows.exe", "manager-osx" or "manager-linux" tool in your installation directory. Using this tool, you can Start, Stop or Restart the servers and check the log files. You can click on the icon to start it.
On Windows: You can also start the Manager tool from shortcuts: Start -> Program Files -> BitNami Stack -> Manager tool
If you prefer, you can use the "ctlscript.sh" utility from the command line. This script is in the installation directory.
On OS X: You can start the Manager tool from the installation directory or you can use the "ctlscript.sh" utility from a Terminal.
host:~ user$ cd /Applications/application-version host:~ user$ ./ctlscript.sh start
$ cd ~/applicaton-version $ ./ctlscript.sh start
How to create a full backup of JasperReports server?
Because BitNami stacks are self-contained, the simplest option for performing your backups is to copy or compress the BitNami Stack installation directory. To do so in a safe manner, you will need to stop all servers, so this method may not be appropriate if you have people accessing the application continously.
On Linux and OS X:
$ cd installdir $ ./ctlscript.sh stop $ cp -r installdir application-backup
Or you can create a tarball:
$ tar -czvf application-backup.tar.gz installdir
Or a zip file:
$ zip -r application-backup.zip installdir/*
To restore this backup you only need to uncompress the backup in the same location. It is important to use the same path that was used when the stack was originally installed.
For example if you have a backup in a Red Hat machine, you can copy it to an Ubuntu Linux machine (a different distro!) in the same location. Then start the servers and that’s all.
$ cd installdir $ ./ctlscript.sh start
You just need to be carefull to keep the same permissions for the files and folders. If you installed as root make sure that in the new machine you copy the files also as root. And this case, if you are also moving MySQL or PostgreSQL, you will need to create those users in the new machine (if they don't exist yet).
On Windows, you should follow the same process. Stop the servers using the shortcuts and copy the whole installation directory. To restore the system, copy the directory to a different Windows machine in the same location and follow these steps from a command prompt:
$ cd installdir $ serviceinstall.bat INSTALL
You can access your BitNami Application at the usual URL.
If you want to create only a database backup, check the following link for MySQL /Components/MySQL#How_to_create_a_database_backup or for PostgreSQL /Components/PostgreSQL#How_to_create_a_database_backup.3f
How to upgrade JasperReports server?
It is strongly recommended that you create a backup before starting the update process. If you have important data, it is advisable that you create and try to restore a backup to ensure that everything works properly.
There are two different ways to upgrade your application.
- If you want to upgrade the application and all Stack components PHP, Ruby, MySQL, Apache… You can follow the steps described at How to upgrade the full Stack migrating the data?
- In case you only want to upgrade the application code without modifying any other Stack components, you should follow the guide which is in the application page itself.
How to add JasperReports server support for PostgreSQL?
BitNami JasperReports server is configured to use MySQL database by default. If you want to support your PostgreSQL database it is necessary to add the JDBC driver for PostgreSQL. You can download it at http://jdbc.postgresql.org/download.html
You should use the JDBC4 connector and the specific version of your PostgreSQL database. The .jar file should be copied into the "/installdir/apache-tomcat/lib" folder. If you are using the virtual machine or the Amazon Image, "installdir" refers to the "/opt/bitnami" folder.