How to install LabCollector using Docker?

The following knowledge base will show you how you can install LabCollector using Docker. Docker is a software platform that allows you to build, test, and deploy applications quickly. Docker packages software into standardized units called containers that have everything … Continued

How to Install LabCollector Patches?

Patches play a crucial role in maintaining the security, stability, and functionality of our LabCollector software In this knowledge base, we will explain what patches are, why they are important, and provide step-by-step instructions on how to install them. Table … Continued

LabCollector Installation Requirements for AWS

AWS stands for Amazon Web Serviceswhich is a cloud-based platform that offers a variety of services and solutions for hosting and managing applications and data. If you’re planning to install LabCollector on AWS, you need to meet specific requirements and … Continued

How to migrate LabCollector to new Linux Server?

SUMMARY: You can now easily migrate the LabCollector data from old Linux server to new Linux server.  In order to migrate the database, there could be 4 scenario where you need to backup and migrate data to the new server: … Continued

How to add two-factor authentication and Captcha functions?

LabCollector provides different options to login and allows you to configure Two-Factor Authentication and Captcha function. LabCollector is now more secure to data breach by adding an additional layer of security to your LabCollector account. Most of the research sector now … Continued

How to install an Add-on?

Enhance your laboratory management experience with LabCollector’s versatile “Add-ons“. Tailor the system to your specific needs by selecting from a wide range of optional integrated apps that seamlessly complement the LabCollector LIMS system. In the following Knowledge Base, we will … Continued

Clean the logs manually to improve the speed.

First, you need to stop the servers. With LabCollector server manager v2.6 and below, use the button STOP ALL. On Windows server, search for error.txt under C:\Program Files (x86)\AgileBio\LabCollector\apache\logs. Copy the file if you want to keep a backup on … Continued

Clean the apache log manually to improve the speed.

First, you need to stop the servers. With LabCollector server manager v2.6 and below, use the button STOP ALL. On Windows server, search for error.txt under C:\Program Files (x86)\AgileBio\LabCollector\apache\logs. Copy the file if you want to keep a backup on … Continued

Windows Installation Using Setup Wizard

LabCollector is installed using the Setup wizard (On XP, Vista, Win7, Win8, Win10, Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016). See the manual in PDF at the end of this KB for more details. If the installation appears to have problems … Continued

URL issue

Apache setup pour URI too long? suggestion de fix: LimitRequestBody 10000000000 LimitRequestLine 1000000000 LimitRequestFieldSize 10000000  

Transfer your LabCollector to a new MAC

When changing MAC, you can easily transfer LabCollector (when using MAM server). Usually new MacOS will not support an old MAMP 1 installation, so you cannot move the MAMP folder. Clean transfer: – Install a new LabCollector MAMP on the … Continued

System Requirements – Hosted options (FR/ENG)

  HOSTING PLATFORM – SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS LabCollector can be installed using the installation wizard (On Win7, Win8, Win10, Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, 2018 or 2019) or manually on any operating system (Windows, Unix, Linux, MacOS X 10.2.6 or more … Continued

Switching to the ServerManager v2.5 (old way)

The new Lab Server Manager v2.5 brings: -PHP5.5 -Apache 2.4 with SSL support (https) -Mysql 5.6 -LabCollector instances easy upgrades In order to replace your old manager v1.x, do the following steps: 1/ Download the new LabCollector installer v2 2/ … Continued

Rack scanners installation and connection with ScanServer

  1. AgileBio ScanServer installation This Windows software is a server listener to directly connect LabCollector with Rack Scanners. Begin by downloading the scan server ZIP folder on /clientarea then section Downloads > Utilities (you may need to log in and/or register). … Continued

PHP extensions needed

For custom installation and particularly on Linux, be aware that you need to have these PHP extensions installed on your server: php-mysql (up to PHP5.6.x) php-mysqli (from PHP7.x) php-pdo php-xml php-gd php-mbstring php_curl php_openssl php-mcrypt (up to PHP5.6.x) php-zip  

Mysql Server memory usage optimization

  Sometimes, with the new LabCollector server manager version 2.5, mysql server’s RAM increases. Try adding the following in your my.ini (or my.cnf) file under the [mysqld] part: table_definition_cache = 400 performance_schema=0 and restart your mysql server.  

MAC Installation

  Although MacOS X comes with built-in Linux, PHP, Apache and MySQL, the easiest way to install LabCollector is to use MAMP (My Apache – MySQL – PHP), a product from appsolute GmbH. It is a simple alternative which will … Continued

LabCollector Linux Requirements & Installation

SUMMARY: LabCollector is a server software developed in PHP scripting language. It is designed to be accessed and shared over a network. Install it once on a central computer (server) and call it from an Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 10 … Continued

Installing ioncube loader on CentOS

Download latest Ioncube loader for your OS from For CentOS 64 bit 1 2 3 4 5 6 cd /usr/local/src wget tar zxvf ioncube_loaders_lin_x86-64.tar.gz cd ioncube mkdir /usr/local/ioncube cp /usr/local/ioncube has been coped as PHP version … Continued

Install LabCollector with IIS on Windows Server

If you want to use IIS, the only way is to make a manual installation of each component. 1/ you need to install PHP and Mysql manually from their installers. 2/ Then install IonCube ( and download full LabCollector ZIP … Continued

How to use the LabCollector Server Manager?

SUMMARY: LabCollector Server Manager provides an easy access to configuration file and control over server status and a backup engine. To install and use LabCollector Server Manager: 1. Installation 2. Installation & Update of LabCollector Server Manager A. First Login … Continued

How to secure my LabCollector on a selfhosted server?

To secure the access to your data using direct links when you are on your own server, you can create a .htaccess file with the following data: Options -Indexes RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^ http://(www\.)?URL/ [NC] RewriteRule ^files\/(.+)$ – [F] … Continued

How to restore overwritten documents

Récupération de documents écrasés lors d’une mise à jour avec le backup Décompresser le fichier de backup. Vous obtenez deux dossiers : mysql et www Ouvrir www puis le dossier portant le nom de votre LabCollector Aller dans documents et … Continued

How to move a whole installation to a new Windows server?

Applies to installations done with our automatic installer, LabCollector Server Manager. Follow this steps: 1/ Install LabCollector with the automatic installer on the new Windows machine (see KB about windows installation using set-up wizard.). IMPORTANT: Before moving the mysql data … Continued

How can I update my LabCollector?

New Effective from version 6.20 of LabCollector, we have introduced automatic updates to facilitate the process of keeping your software up to date. We understand the value of your time, so you can simply relax and enjoy a cup of … Continued

How can I encrypt my disk?

BitLocker: Microsoft Encryption Solution OVERVIEW What is BitLocker: BitLocker Drive Encryption is a native security feature that encrypts everything on the drive that Windows is installed on. Device encryption helps protect your data by encrypting it. Only someone with the … Continued

Configure your Apache server for HTTPS

In this Knowledge base, we will walk you through the process of configuring your Apache server for HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP that uses encryption to protect the integrity and confidentiality of transmitted data. … Continued

Can I install LabCollector on OS X El Capitan?

You can but it is likely that the Apache server fails to start. This issue is due to MAMP. Fix this issue by renaming a file in the folder /Applications/MAMP/Library/bin. Rename envvars to _envvars and restart Apache. From: To … Continued