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Re: Can I use Odoo to build a SaaS business apps? Can Odoo support multiple subdomains?

- 04/26/2016 05:53:40
2016-04-26 11:30 GMT+02:00 James Fox <>:
> Dominique,
> when running multiple databases on a single odoo instance there is no
> requirement for all databases to use the same modules. Each database can
> have whatever modules they like, installed or uninstalled, and even
> datamodules can be installed that have never ever been anywhere near the
> server's file system or github.

you cannot have 2 different versions of a module,
a module specific to a customer is installable on other databases
if a module is broken, all databases are stopped,

By "different modules", I mean tailored modules directory.

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> 2016-04-26 9:33 GMT+02:00 Ermin Trevisan <>:
>> Dominique
>>> This is not enough in your case. To use different modules for
>>> different customers you need multi-tenant, as already said.
>>> For other reasons, you'd rather not run several databases on a single
>>> service in production.
>> I remember reading a post of yours explaining your approach.
>> I do agree that this is not the optimum concerning separation of
>> customers.
>> If I remember it correctly, you do offer separate instances with
>> separate databases. But in this case, what does multi-tenancy mean, even
>> if you are using virtual servers?
> The point here is the requirement for different modules. If you put
> several databases on a single service, all databases use the same
> modules. So my answer.
> Now from a generic stand-point, the more separate Odoo services are,
> the more secure/stable it is.
> Some very demanding instances of mines, run a single database on a
> single service on a single virtual server on the customer's dedicated
> physical server.
> On the other end of the range, like, many customers
> use many databases on many services on many virtual servers on many
> dedicated servers.
> For education, evaluation, test, replay backups, it's OK. For
> production, users are invited (but not forced) to use separate
> services if they need several databases.
> Multi-tenant, aka multi-service, consists in running several Odoo
> services on the same server. For instance, a basic virtual server from
> SISalp runs three different copies of Odoo called production, taining
> and test. Multi-tenancy is a compromise to manage internal training
> and updates, but can also be used to save resources for a large number
> of services. For example, French University Mooc about ERPs in
> november 2015 needed 7000+ simulations for 7000+ students. System was
> designed for 10000 capacity, based on 25 virtual servers running 225
> Odoo services with 32 databases each.
> In SISalp's multi-tenant solution, every service must be isolated in
> its own system user, its own home directory and its own postgresql
> role. Critical files cannot be read from other users.
> If you wish to see it in action for a full virtual server running
> several services, all different and independent, you can check
> and connect with "admin"
> password "admin"
> This dashboard manages our demo center. You can try and click
> everywhere and break everything here ;-).
> If you are interested by a single service view (for example Odoo
> version 8.0 demo service), connect with "version80" password "admin"
> Clouder achieves similar functions but isolates services in Docker
> instances whose management is centralized at clouder level, while, at
> SISalp, every virtual server is an independent administration unit
> managed locally. The aim of SISalp's hosting is to be able to delegate
> administration of each virtual server to the user or his local service
> provider. I think it is the main point that differentiates the two
> approaches, more than old-school/new-school technology.
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