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Configuration

The first that needs to be done after installing the module for the first time is to configure it.

The command that is responsible for the configuration is “Set-PSDCConfiguration”.

There are two ways to configure the module:

  1. Using JSON files to store information
  2. Using a SQL Server database to store information

There are pros and cons for each decision

Using JSON files

Pros

  • No database needed
  • Easy configuration

Cons

  • Can be easily corrupted
  • Is prone to data loss

Using a SQL Server database

Pros

  • Less prone to corruption

Cons

  • Adds extra elements to the cloning infrastructure (database)
  • Extra authentication needed for database server

Configuration Wizard

When the command is executed without any parameters it will prompt the user for input like a wizard.

The example below shows how it’s configured using JSON files.

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Set-PSDCConfiguration

JSON files

The example below will configure the module for the use of JSON files, saved on the server SQLDB1.

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Set-PSDCConfiguration -InformationStore File -Path \\sqldb1\psdatabaseclone

SQL Server database

The example below will configure the module for the use of a SQL Server database on SQLDB1.

By default, when no database name is set, the database name will be set to “PSDatabaseClone”.

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Set-PSDCConfiguration -InformationStore SQL -SqlInstance SQLDB1 -SqlCredential $Credential

In the example a credential was set to authenticate to the database server.

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