Console and Shares on Same Machine

Important: This topic assumes that you have already installed IBM Aspera Shares. If you have not installed Shares yet, please see the IBM Aspera Shares Administrator's Guide.

If you installed Console on the same machine as Shares, you must update the host and port settings in Shares' database.yml file. Your database.yml file can be found in the following directory:


Open database.yml with a text editor and perform the following modifications:

After performing these modifications, your database.yml file should look similar to the example below.

  adapter: mysql2 
  encoding: utf8
  reconnect: false  
  database: web_production
  pool: 5
  username: admin
  password: v00d00
  # socket: /tmp/mysql.sock
  # socket: /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
  port: 4406