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How To Prevent Corruption Of Your Database

April 15, 2010 By: lilybird Category: Software

After unexpected disconnections your operation system may show so called ‘corruption flag’ in your database files. This flag is usually used by the system as an indicator that the database of your PC is corrupted even if the corruption is very little or did not take place at all. Trying to open your database when the ‘corruption flag’ is set, a message will be send you and you should fix the database before it may be used next time. If you are not a computer expert, you will waste your time trying to repair your database especially if you have no permission to make a repair. And before your database will be available again, you will lose your working hours and productivity. You should understand that repairing corrupted database may be performed only by professionals, but you can use some easy tricks to minimize corruption of your database and the chances of data loss.

To split the database – it is the first rational thing that any user must do with the database. It is a real way to prevent damages and corruption in access database files, because the chances of corrupting and damaging of the database are reduced considerably. Splitting your database into a ‘back-end’ and a ‘front-end’ will solve corruption problems with the database.

It is very dangerous thing to hold the connections open after you have used them. And it applies to both professionals and ordinary users. Computer programmers know exactly that all the connections must be closed immediately after their usage because when they are open, the chances of unexpected dropped connections are automatically increased. So, using any application of access database, you should close them as soon as possible when you have finished your work with them. It will help you to avoid corruption and damage in your database file. Do not forget that the applications must be closed for a night.

When you complete your talks and close the applications use only correct exit or you may wreak havoc on your access database if you do not close your database correctly.

It is a bad habit to skimp on hardware and software for your cherished PC. It is not enough for your computer protection to use cheap built-in software. In order to keep your database safe and sound and to provide real protection to your PC, use brand network cards and good software.

Regular compacting and repairing of your database is one more obligatory thing you must do to keep your computer running at the top of its speed and to prevent corruption. You should use regularly built-in repair and compact equipment to compact and repair your databases at weekends or at night. This will help you to improve the performance of your computer.

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