Quick Start

Last updated: September 14th, 2020


Setup Database (Entity Framework)

Create a database on your local machine. Minimum requirement: SQL Server 2008 Express Edition or SQLite.

You can manually create a database or use the DataBus CLI to do it for you.

Create the database:

databus create-database

Setup the database with the tables to store the configuration, authentication and authorisation details.

Setup the database content:

databus upgrade-database

Also use this command to upgrade your database when installing a new version.

Install Service

You can install the INDICIUM DataBus to run in the background by installing it as a Windows Service.

Install Windows Service:

databus install-service -s <serverName> -d <databaseName> -dir <dataDirectory>

Uninstall Windows Service:

databus uninstall-service

Upgrade Example

Upgrading your INDICIUM DataBus can be completed through an automated process

Example Script:

databus get-latest -p
powershell.exe -NoP -NonI -Command "Expand-Archive '.\\' '.\'" net stop "INDICIUM DataBus"
databus uninstall-service
cd /INDICIUM-DataBus-<new-version>/
databus upgrade-database
databus install-service


Run from the directory containing the DataBus

Usage: databus [options] [command]

    -?  Show help information


    console            Run the INDICIUM DataBus on the console

        Usage: databus console

        Environment Variables can be used to override settings in the appsettings.json file. This can be useful when hosting in Docker.
        Environment Variables:
        [MongoDbConnection] connection string for config data in MongoDB.
        [EntityFrameworkConnection] connecting string for config data in SQL Server.
        [DataBusConfigurationManager] configuration manager for Configuration: EntityFramework, MongoDB, File and InMemory.
        [IdentityConfigurationManager] configuration manager for Identity are EntityFramework and MongoDB.

    create-database    Create an INDICIUM DataBus database in MS SQL Server
        Usage: databus create-database [options]

        -?|-h|--help                Show help information
        -d <database>         The name of the database
        -c <connectingString> The connecting string required to connect to the SQL server. Default is 'Server=localhost;Integrated security=SSPI;database=master'
    upgrade-database   Upgrade the INDICIUM DataBus database using connection details specified in appsettings.json

        Usage: databus upgrade-database [options]

    install-service     Install the INDICIUM DataBus as a Windows Service. 
                        The service will be installed with a Delayed Start time.

        Usage: databus install-service [options]

        -?|-h|--help            Show help information
        -u <username>     Username of the account used to run the service. Default is Local System.
        -p <password>     Password of the account used to run the service. Default is Local System.

    uninstall-service  Uninstall the INDICIUM DataBus Windows Service.

        Usage: databus uninstall-service [options]    

    set-config  Set a configuration value in the appsettings.json file.

        Usage: databus set-config [options]

        -?|-h|--help        Show help information
        -db <DatabaseConnectionString>    Database connection string (eg. mongodb://localhost:27017 or Server=localhost;Database=DataBus;Trusted_Connection=True;)
        -cm <ConfigManager>     Type of Data Store for configuation (eg. MongoDBConfig or EntityFrameworkConfig)
        -jwt <JwtSecretKey>     Override the default JWT secret key
    get-config  Get a configuration value from the appsettings.json file.

        Usage: databus get-config [options]

        -?|-h|--help        Show help information
        -db                 Get the database connection string
        -cm                 Type of Data Store for configuation
        -jwt                Fwr the JWT secret key
    get-latest    Download the latest version from the INDICIUM Store

        Usage: databus get-latest [options]
        -?|-h|--help        Show help information
        -a                  Download latest ALPHA release (unsupported)
		-p <path>     Path where file should be downloaded to
		-v <version>  Specific version (eg. 1.3.45)		


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