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ELMAH README

Please read this document carefully before using this release of ELMAH as it contains important information.

For peer help and support, vists the ELMAH Discussion Group. Report bugs and issues to the issue tracker on the project site. Avoid using the issue tracker to seek help with problems you are experiencing in installing or running ELMAH. That is what the discussion group is for.

The best way to get started with ELMAH is to take it for a spin by launching the supplied demo Web site. Simply go the root of your ELMAH distribution and execute the demo.cmd script. The demo Web site requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.

Version 1.0 BETA 3 Notes

Upgrading from ELMAH 1.0 BETA 2(a)

Microsoft SQL Server Error Log

If you are using the Microsoft SQL Server (2000 or later) for your error log then you should re-create the stored procedures found in the supplied SQL script (see SQLServer.sql). The script does not contain DDL DROP or ALTER statements so you will have to drop the stored procedures manually before applying the CREATE PROCEDURE parts of the script. Other than that, there have been no changes to the schema since BETA 2a so existing data in your logs can be left as it is.

Oracle Error Log

The Oracle error log is new in BETA 3, but if you have been compiling ELMAH from sources between BETA 2 and 3 and using Oracle for your error log then you should re-create the ELMAH$Error table, its indicies and related packages using the supplied SQL script (see Oracle.sql in your distribution). The script does not contain any DROP statements so you will have to drop the table and package manually before applying the script. If you wish to preserve the logged error data, you should consider archiving it in a backup. Please read the comments in this script file carefully for hints on users and synonyms. NB The original package has now been split in two to aid in securing the database in enterprise scenarios.

VistaDB Error Log

The VistaDB error log is new in BETA 3, but if you have been compiling ELMAH from sources between BETA 2 and 3 and using VistaDB for your error log then you should delete the .vdb3 file and allow it to be re-created.

Microsoft Access Error Log

The Access error log is new in BETA 3, but if you have been compiling ELMAH from sources between BETA 2 and 3 and using Access for your error log then you should delete the .mdb file and allow it to be re-created.

Version 1.0 BETA 2(a) Notes

Upgrading from GDN-ELMAH or ELMAH 1.0 BETA 1

The configuration sections and entries have changed slightly if you are using GDN-ELMAH, which is the original that was released on GotDotNet. Consult the samples/web.config file to see examples of how the configuration looks like now.

If you are using the Microsoft SQL Server for your error log then you should re-create the ELMAH_Error table, its indicies and related stored procedures using the supplied SQL script (see Database.sql in your distribution). The script does not contain DDL DROP statements so you will have to drop the table and stored procedures manually before applying the script. If you wish to preserve the logged error data, you should consider archiving it in a backup.


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