So I installed RapidAnalytics CE and everything goes according to the book until I get to the part where I do the install on the server.
To recreate the steps: 1 - I create a schema titled RapidAN on a MySQL DB that is on a different machine on my network. 2 - I create a fresh install of RA CE using my local machine as the RA host and then using that scheme I mentioned in the step above. I do this using the .bat file so that I can run it as administrator. This process exits normally. 3 - I open run.bat in my RA CE folder and let it do it's magic. 4 - I open Chrome and go to <localhost>:8081 (which is it's address, I just changed the default, though I've done this with the default as well...got the same result.) 5 - I enter the user: admin and password: changeit. 6 - I leave the default settings on the install page and enter in the location of my plugin and tmp folders. 7 - I hit install and the second screen comes up. 8 - I hit install again and am immediately taken to a page that informs me there is a HTTP 500 error. If I click logout I get a screen that gives a huge stack trace.
At that point it's irredeemably broken. So I usually go and ctrl-c the cmd window to kill it and then close the command window.
I have the bootlog, but have no idea how to attach it...if someone wants to see it please tell me how I can get it to you and I will.
you can paste the server.log and boot.log files to for example http://pastebin.com. Please make sure the logs only contain the log entries of one try which resulted in the error. To do so you can delete both files, reproduce the problem and upload the logs afterwards.
can you try and update the mysql jdbc driver? Navigate to the RapidAnalytics/server/default/lib folder, remove the old mysql-connector-java-5.1.17-bin.jar and replace it with the mysql-connector-java-5.1.24-bin.jar or newer (not quite sure what the latest version is)?