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Switching server from embedded to custom database


I have downloaded and installed Openfire 3.2.2 server (Mac OS), which initially was configured to run using the embedded HSQL database. After the initial tests, I want now to point the server to a MySQL database but the web based Admin console doesn’t allow me to do it. I can’t find anything in the documentation on rerunning setup tool (after configuring the database) and right now short of reinstalling the server, I have no idea how to do it.

Can someone either let me know how to do it or point to a discussion/document which explains it?


Monika Adamczyk

Stop the server, then edit the openfire.xml configuration file and change




. After starting up and connecting to the admin concole, it will ask you all the setup questions again.

Thaks a lot. This worked and now I can use external database.