The Master/Slave setup allows you to share data between machines. The Master machine (with the Master database) and as many slave machines as required (each with a slave database). The Master/Slave set up can be used to:
To export data from a Master database you must have purchased the ‘Coordinator’ package of Tournament Director for Windows.
To set up and run tournaments on a slave database you do not need a registered version of Tournament Director for Windows.
The process to organise a tournament using a master and slave database is as follows:
A Master and Slave database are related. When database is exported from a Master database, details of the Master database are stored in the export files. When these details are loaded to a new Slave database the systems records a link between the Master and Slave database. Data on the Slave database can only be related to a single Master database. Data from a Slave database can only be moved back to its original Master database.
It is not possible to move data from one Master database to another Master database.
By default, the system creates Master databases.
The ‘Coordinator’ package enables two extra Tools menu options.
Data can only be imported from a slave database on to a Master database if it was originally exported from this Master database.
Data can be imported from one and only Master database. However, it is possible to create multiple Slave databases on a machine, so that data from many different Master databases can be administered on one machine.
There are a few limitations on what can be performed on a slave database. For instance:
The Tournament Results Service allows you to publish tournaments results directly to the internet. The Results Service automatically creates web pages for each round and a final cross table. Anyone is welcome to submit their tournament to the results service for free!