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PostBooks Databases Overview xTuple ERP ==================================== Last Updated: August 9, 2010 Thank you for your interest in PostBooks, an OSI-certified open source application from xTuple. This file provides a brief overview of the steps required to manually prepare your PostgreSQL server to run a PostBooks database. Of course, the easiest way to get started is to use the xTuple all- in-one installer. The xTuple installer is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can download the installer from the PostBooks-installers directory on the PostBooks SourceForge page. The all-in-one installer will install both the xTuple client and the xTuple databases--as well as other tools you can use for database administration. Using the installer is the easiest way to ensure your xTuple installation will work for you "out of the box." For more advanced users who prefer not to use the PostBooks installer, the following steps will get you started: 1. Install and configure PostgreSQL. (For more information, see the INSTALL.txt file.) 2. Run the 'init.sql' script to create the user 'admin' and the group 'xtrole'. (For more information, see the INSTALL.txt file.) 3. Create a new PostgreSQL Database and then restore the xTuple Database schema into it. There are several starter schema to choose from, including the following: * empty.backup - This is an empty database with no data * quickstart.backup - This database contains a basic Chart of Accounts and also the Account Assignments required to run the full range of transactions * demo.backup - This database (if available) contains a suite of sample data built on top of the 'quickstart' database To learn more about loading the xTuple Database schema, please see the INSTALL.txt file. 4. Once a database has been loaded, simply connect to it using your PostBooks client application.