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The installation and setup of the Mnova DB server / MyData has been simplified from version 7.1.2 and it is now what we call a ‘One Click Installation’ process.


In order to use Mnova DB you will need to install and license the client side (included in Mnova) and the server side.


Just head to our download page and make sure you install the latest Mnova version as usual. For further information please read this dedicated tutorial.

Mnova DB Server

You will then need to install the Mnova DB Server, just go to download page again; you will find them on the right sidebar under the title “DB Server”.


What Mnova DB Server version do I need?

While the client side remains the same and integrated in Mnova for the 3 versions. There are 3 DB Server versions; you can choose the one that best fits your needs.

  • Mnova MyData is not license protected, runs only on SQLite, and accepts only Mnova connections from the local computer.
  • Mnova DB Group server is license protected, runs only on SQLite, and accepts connections from anywhere.
  • Mnova DB Enterprise is license protected, runs on any DB backend and accepts connections from anywhere.

Please note that your computer will need a working Java runtime environment. Follow this link to install Java.


Run Mnova, follow the menu ‘Database/Connection’ and enter the details below:

If you have installed Mnova DB Server in a server computer, you will need to type the IP address (or hostname) of the server and make sure that the Port (5504 by default) is enabled.

The default User will be ‘Test’ and the password will be ‘database’. Of course, it will be possible to add further users in Mnova DB Server.

You might need to restart your computer in order to apply these changes.

Free evaluation

In order to do a quick evaluation of the software we recommend you that you select Mnova MyData as the server side installer. If you want to evaluate any of the other server options just contact us.

Further information

You will find further information about the installation procedure in the Mnova DB Server Manual

Last modified: November 20, 2015 by Sofía Fraga