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    OK. Who's responsible?

    I've reached a point where I've successfully imported pupil data into the APS, which is about two thirds of the way thru chapter 3 in the Pupil & Test Management Guide. From there on in the waters get a little murky. Chapter 4 has Allocating Pupils to Registration Groups & Teaching Sets, chapter 5 Setting an ILA for an Individual Pupil and so on. Some of it's clearly a teacher's duty, and some, such as importing pupil data, is my job. I'm not sure I want to be involved in the details of individual pupils.
    anyone any thoughts or guidance on this?
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    Re: OK. Who's responsible?

    What i've done is got the deputy head of ICT to make a csv file with all the reg groups teaching sets etc and pass it around the ICT teachers to get the ILA's for the pupils and i'm going to import that in now i've done the plasc import. The details for the csv file are on page 17 of the pupil and test management guide. That was all i'm doing is importing the data. But because it's a new system and i think it's just a tad ropey i'm on stand-by with any problems they have.

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    Re: OK. Who's responsible?

    Data entry & stuff like that has been left to our Exams & Data Admin manager to sort out. I help out when she gets stuck with the software.

    Brian

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    Re: OK. Who's responsible?

    I do almost everything and the ICT teacher buys me beer and curry!!!!

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    Re: OK. Who's responsible?

    that must be a lot of beer

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    Re: OK. Who's responsible?

    I installed it, configured it and will (try to) make sure it keeps running.
    The rest is non-technical, teachers or other admin staff can do it.

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    Re: OK. Who's responsible?

    I installed it and then gave back to the ICT teacher to do the rest

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    Re: OK. Who's responsible?

    Just remember you must be able to restart postmaster & tomcat services on the APS at the drop of a hat... :P

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    Re: OK. Who's responsible?

    Just remember you must be able to restart postmaster & tomcat services on the APS at the drop of a hat...
    Its been ok so far (Centos), anyone point me to a postgresql/tomcat keepalive script?

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    Re: OK. Who's responsible?

    need to install on 2 seperate servers split site school
    RM getting back to me some time this year

    Any ideas????????????????

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    Re: OK. Who's responsible?

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveT
    I do almost everything and the ICT teacher buys me beer and curry!!!!
    Same as me but without the beer and curry!

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    Re: OK. Who's responsible?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    Just remember you must be able to restart postmaster & tomcat services on the APS at the drop of a hat...
    Its been ok so far (Centos), anyone point me to a postgresql/tomcat keepalive script?
    I set mine up to stop and start Postgres and Tomcat each night on either side of the backup as it mentions (briefly) in the docs. I suspect this might also improve the reliability of the APS unless you are hammering it heavily on a single day.

    The scripts for stopping and starting are just:

    Code:
    @REM Stop the APS services
    
    net stop tomcat
    net stop postmaster
    and
    Code:
    @REM Start the APS services
    
    net start tomcat
    net start postmaster
    If you want to do that remotely rather than scheduled, take a look at the sc command.

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    Re: OK. Who's responsible?

    thanks for that - I was looking for a way of having it restart itself if it fails - without my intervention. Seems to have been pretty stable so far (42 day uptime without problems)
    Maybe Apache/Tomact was made for unix

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    Re: OK. Who's responsible?

    I have set the server up allocated the software and tests to the clients setting the tests up and running is the ict coordinators job.

    You could use a batch file such as:

    @echo off
    NET START | FIND "DHCP Client" > nul
    IF errorlevel 1 GOTO s_not_running
    @echo Service allready Running
    goto end
    :s_not_running
    net start dhcp
    @echo Service Started
    :end

    Schedule this every hour or whatever and replace DHCP Client with the ones you want to check. It checks to see if they are started and if they aren't it starts them.

    Or just running net start "service name" will restart a service that isn't running and do nothing to one that is running.

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    Re: OK. Who's responsible?

    somehow I think that won't work on Centos, thanks though, I will pass this info onto our datamanager who has untold problems with tomcat CMIS service on windows. (why didn't they use JBOSS??)
    ATM I'm hedging my bets that tomcat was actually built for unix and is likely to be more stable !?

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