Server Activation

In HotDBWAN, an activation process is required in order to license an SQL Server instance to participate in HotDBWAN activities.

Definitions

License Number : The license code received from the vendor. Contains 36 characters.
Local License Number : An exclusive and world wide code given by the Server. Contains 36 characters.
Activation Number : A 13-14 digit code rendered by the nadSolutions site.

Instructions

In order to use file compression / decompression with any server, NADZip application has to be installed for that database server. You can always set it later.

Install NADZip on the database server or to a location on a near computer with an "execute" permission for the database server. Run HotDBWAN installation and choose to install NADZip. Follow the installation instructions.
If NADZip is installed on the database server, HotDBWAN should find its server path. If it doesn't, you will be prompted to locate it.

Add server to the servers list. HotDBWAN will inform you that you haven't activated the server yet. Start server activation. The first step in activation is choosing between Automatic activation and Manual activation :

Automatic Activation

If HotDBWAN was installed on a computer with internet access, choose this option, enter your license number and click on the "Next" button. The wizard will submit a call to the nadSolutions site in order to receive the activation number. When the activation number is received, the wizard will display it. It is recommended to save the activation number for future use (if needed). Click on the "Activate" button.

Manual Activation

If HotDBWAN was installed on a computer with no internet access, choose this option, enter your license number and click on the "Next" button. The wizard will display your local license number. Save it and go to HotDBWAN Activation page.

Follow the site instructions to get your activation number. Go back to the wizard, enter the activation number and click on the "Next" button. After the wizard validation check, click on the "Activate" button.