I would suggest replacing the bastard (are we really talking like
this? :-) ) with MySQL or perhaps even better MariaDb (mebbe even
You can do this on Windows or Linux or even Mac (I imagine). Also
install phpMyAdmin (which also works with Maria I think) to give you
ease of access and control.
To make data security even better then perhaps something like
MySQLDumper to make regular backups would be good.
Then tell Base to talk to the database you've installed. Get your
data out of your backups and put it into the new database. Base may
make that really easy as, I think, you can have two Base databases,
one the old one the new, and drag tables across from the old to the
new (... but don't quote me on that).
From the "using Base" end of things practically nothing will have
changed. Your forms, queries, reports, &tc will work just the same
way (once you've hooked them up to the new data in the new database),
but you'll have your data in a much more robust environment that you
can easily, regularly back up.
For this much installation and use you'll have very little new to
learn (phpMyAdmin makes it really simple, as does MySQLDumper).
There may be other things you'd like to delve into, but that's an
One small step for mankind...
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