Installing and Uninstalling Storage Servers

Installing a Signiant SDCX Server allows you to use Media Shuttle to transfer content to on-premises file system storage or S3 compatible object storage. The SDCX Server can also support an installation of Signiant Jet to create an integrated transfer workflow.

Download the Signiant SDCX Server software from your IT Administration Console.

After installation, you can assign an SDCX Server to a portal to use it as storage or connect to S3 compatible storage.

To download Signiant SDCX Server software:

  1. Log into your IT Administration Console.
  2. Click on the Storage tab.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Read and agree to the terms of the license agreement.
  5. Click Windows or Linux to download the software.
  6. Copy the storage server registration key.

The registration key authenticates your server to your account. A unique registration key is required for each SDCX Server installation.

To upgrade your installation, download the most recent version of the SDCX Server software. For details on upgrading, see Upgrading Storage Servers.

To run the installer:

Linux

  1. In your terminal, expand the SDCX Server package: tar zxvf Install_Signiant_SDCX_Server_<version>.tar.gz.
  2. Run the installer: ./installer.sh -registration-key=<registration_key>.

Note: If you do not include your registration key when installing an SDCX Server, you must register your server before it can be used.

For a silent install, use the following syntax:

./installer.sh -s -registration-key=<registration_key>

Windows

  1. Run the installer and follow the prompts.
  2. Once the installer completes, enter the registration key you copied from the IT Administration Console.
  3. Click Register Signiant SDCX Server.

For a silent install, run the installer using PowerShell with the following syntax:

.\<installer-file-name> /S  -registration-key=<registration_key>

After registering the SDCX Server, you can assign it as portal storage.

Note: If you do not include your registration key when installing an SDCX Server, you must register your server before it can be used.

Registering SDCX Servers After Installation

For your SDCX Server to be registered, port 8080 must be open during installation. If the port is unavailable, the installation will still complete, but the server can not be registered. You must open port 8080 temporarily to complete registration.

Ensure that you have the registration key you obtained from your IT Administration Console available.

To register your Signiant SDCX Server after installation:

Linux

In your browser, go to http://localhost:8080/spring/install.

If no browser is available, you can register the server by running curl -vv --data installKey=<registration_key> http://localhost:8080/spring/install.

Registration Success Response

{"result":"SUCCESS","resultCode":null}

Registration Failure Response

{"result":"FAILURE","resultCode":"portal.cloud.error.connection"}

Windows

  1. Click the Configure Signiant SDCX Server link on your desktop.
  2. Enter your registration key.
  3. Click Register Signiant SDCX Server.

If you are using Windows Server Core, run the following PowerShell command to register your server:

Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "http://localhost:8080/spring/install" -useBasicParsing -Method 'POST' -Body {installKey=<registration_key>}

Uninstalling a Storage Server

To uninstall a storage server:

Linux

To uninstall the Signiant SDCX Server, run the uninstaller script in your terminal:

sudo /usr/Signiant_Media_Shuttle/bin/siguninstall

The siguninstall command removes the SDCX Server and all associated applications from your system.

To reinstall the server after removal, follow the installation procedure using a new registration key.

Windows

Uninstalling the SDCX Server on Windows requires you to manually uninstall the Signiant SDCX Server software as well as its supporting applications.

To uninstall the Signiant SDCX Server:

  1. From the Start Menu, click Settings.
  2. Open the Apps settings.
  3. Uninstall Signiant SDCX Server to remove the server software and all related applications.

To reinstall the server after removal, follow the installation procedure using a new registration key.

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