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Tuxman

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NANY 2017: Tiny Server Inventory
« on: December 25, 2016, 08:39 AM »
While my evil plan to release a great application for NANY 2017 was cancelled by the particular application becoming much too complicated for a quick release, I decided that I'd just write a small(ish) utility in time just for the sake of it.

fIdmJJ1.pngNANY 2017: Tiny Server Inventory

Description:

Some of you might know that, once you started renting your own servers, it can quickly become not so easy anymore to keep track of what's where. I, for one, have been using Evernote for this. You might see that Evernote is not perfect for this - the more servers you have, the more annoying it is to maintain your server/service list.

This application aims to be a server/service database. See the screenshot for what it can do and what not.

License:

WTFPL. Take it or leave it.

Technical interior:

I spent half of the past week trying to make sense of Object Pascal. This is how far I have come. There are quirks (to be solved later, maybe).

Future plans:

I might add a search functionality some day. Probably not in 2016 anymore. A lot of other projects to do.
Cancelled. Do it yourself.

Enjoy. Or don't.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2017, 07:01 PM by Tuxman »

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Re: NANY 2017: Tiny Server Inventory
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2016, 04:28 PM »
^ DONE

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Re: NANY 2017: Tiny Server Inventory
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2016, 08:13 PM »
Very cool!  Seems to work just fine on my Windows 7 box.  There is one cosmetic issue, though.  The 'Ping' and 'Open as Website' buttons move on both the x-axis and y-axis as the form is changed.  I think you only meant them to move on the x-axis.

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Re: NANY 2017: Tiny Server Inventory
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2016, 08:32 PM »
I think you only meant them to move on the x-axis.

Would you believe me if I said no?  :D

Updated the archive.

General update information: You can keep your old database if you already had one; else, just use the new one. No schema changes this time.

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Re: NANY 2017: Tiny Server Inventory
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 05:31 PM »
As I noticed my plans to improve "TSI" are (more or less) postponed indefinitely, I wonder if anyone of you would be interested in an Open Source version of it (namely, just access to the source code). I might upload it somewhere then.

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Re: NANY 2017: Tiny Server Inventory
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 01:11 PM »
This is a great idea! Nice work

I really would like a software like this in my daily job. (I use a very large a complex excel file)
There is however a couple of things I find essential to start using this.
- Field to store credentials  username, password, domain. Preferably with some credentials templates where you could change the credentials in the template. Maybe encrypt passwords.
- Field to store server location.
- Field to store server functions/usage
- Field to store server responsible
- Search ability

Optionally but important
- Field to store hardware config CPU type, ram type etc

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Re: NANY 2017: Tiny Server Inventory
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2017, 02:08 PM »
A search ability was planned but I couldn't find time for it. :( That's why I wonder if anyone wants to maintain it.

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Re: NANY 2017: Tiny Server Inventory
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2017, 06:57 PM »
That should do: https://bitbucket.or.../tinyserverinventory

I was too lazy for a good README. If anything's missing, let me know. Otherwise, enjoy.