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How do you file technical/project data?

12:42 pm on Jul 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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As my clients grow in number I find it harder and harder to maintain an up-to-date record of all server-names, user-names, passwords, MySQL databases etc. etc.
I am contemplating writing a database app that will store such information together with other project related data. One advantage of such a database would be that I could simply create reports in the form of data sheets which I could send my clients when they ask for it.
But I was wondering how others keep their technical administration. Are there any existing tools out there? Or do you just write/print the info on paper?
5:40 pm on July 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have two programs, written in Visual Basic, that a) track all my working hours for clients and generate invoices, and b) keep all my sensitive data, as well as domains etc, in encrypted format.

Both have small desktop footprints (like, 6" X 3") and both use Access type databases, so my point is, that may be an option. Just use a standard database program.

I suppose I should give a stab at deploying them some day . . used them for years across three platforms (Win 95, 98, XP!)

7:38 am on July 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Sounds good. I was indeed thinking along the same line, only I would like to roll those two programs into one. Isn't it strange that there are no programs like this available anywhere?
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Try somthing like a private blog or a CMS like joomla. Just make sure you keep up with the security updates and use a strong PW. Also, make sure you robots.txt out the site.

With a blog, you can categorize things. Most platforms will have some type of internal search.

Justa thought.



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