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Am 02.03.2015 um 19:33 schrieb Florian Reisinger:
Just a short note: Base can connect to a MySql database using a connector.
I even think, knowing not much about Base, that an external database for storage is a very good 
way to go...Am 02.03.2015 16:54 schrieb Peter Goggin <>:

External is the one and only way to go. The embedded HSQL 1.8 simply
does not work well enough. There are far too many reports of total data
losses which is inacceptable for a database product.
You can connect MySQL via ODBC, JDBC and the SDBC driver built into the
office suite.
I prefer external HSQL 2.3 via JDBC because the office frontend is
tailored around HSQL, because HSQL 2 converts formerly embedded HSQL 1.8
on the fly and because any connection to an external HSQLDB requires
only one file hsqldb.jar anywhere on the system. In server mode it takes
this file plus self made start/stop scripts and a backup script.
I just opened my oldest HSQL 2 database running in server mode on a
Windows machine, accessed during 12 hours a day by means of Writer forms
and Calc reports from 7 client machines. The first record is of
2011-Apr-28. This database never caused lost a single byte of data. Of
course we run nightly backups anyway.

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