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Hi Dave,

Le 31/07/2014 21:22, dave boland a écrit :

Was reading the FAQ at
and came upon some insight that worries me.  Under the heading "So why
should I avoid 'embedded databases'?" it goes on to say the normal Base
file is not reliable, so use a split file, the points to Microsoft docs.

My questions are:
1. How robust are embedded Base files created by the GUI?

Not much, because when Base is running, the whole DB is in memory. Any
crash (from any origin) may corrupt the DB and make it completely
unreadable. A daily backup is necessary.

2. If they are not that reliable, what is the LO Base procedure to
create a split database?
3. Anything else I need to know?

Can you read French? I've written a document about just that. Title "How
to get rid of the Base HSQLDB embedded mode". My sources were various
wikis, forums and mailing lists messages (EN and FR) that I reviewed,
rephrased and assembled.

If anyone is interested in translating from FR, it's ok by me (there are
39 pages in all and there remains one or two draft paragraphs). The
current license is CC-BY-SA. Feel free to contact me in PM.

Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Bordeaux

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