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Re: Microsoft Access

On Thu, 2004-12-02 at 15:08 -0800, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Thursday 02 December 2004 11:13 am, André Carezia wrote:
> > On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 19:24:45 -0500
> > William Ballard <nospam_40811@alltel.net> wrote:
> > 
> > > The nice thing about Access is it doesn't require a server process 
> to
> > > be running but it uses SQL.  [...]
> > 
> > Just curious: in which ways is this a good thing?
> I was wondering the same thing as I was driving around today.  Seems 
> like (from firsthand experience) a great way to lose a lot of data if 
> the slightest thing goes wrong...

Why would "not having a server process" make your data any more
in danger that "having a server process"?

A spreadsheet app doesn't have a server process, does it?  Of
course not.

What keeps your data safe are:
1. well-written programs
2. Regular backups.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
PGP Key ID 8834C06B I prefer encrypted mail.

484,246 sq mi (1,254,197 sq km) are needed for 6 billion people
to live, 4 persons per lot, in lots that are 60'x150' (a nice
suburban US plot).
That is ~ California, Texas and Missouri.
Alternatively, France, Spain and The United Kingdom.

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