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20-Jun-2012, 02:30 PM #1
Corrupted database issue/ annoyance
Would anyone know a solution to a database issue. More of an annoyance than an actual issue.

Have one database (Backend) stored on network share on Windows 2003 server (mdb Access 2003 file)
On all worker's computers have database (Frontend, accdb Access 2010 file)

Access 2010 file has linked tables to the Access 2003 database.
Have about 12 to 20 people updating records at any time.

Issues been running into recently. When someone tries to open frontend get error File P:\Database\Backend.mdb is in unrecognized format.
Would have to copy the mdb file to my hard drive run Compact & Repair to get this working again. File size shrink from 27MB to 1.1MB, found no data missing after repair.

Does someone know any better design for this type of database?
mdb only has 2 tables, Orders Table & Products Table, 1 to many relationship.
accdb edits these tables via a Main Form with Order information & Sub Form with how many products are on that order.

Products table grows to between 500 - 700 records within 3 month cycle, at the end of this cycle data is transfered to Excel export and database data deleted.
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20-Jun-2012, 04:29 PM #2
Discovered this command line:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\MSACCESS.EXE" "P:\Database\Backend.mdb" /compact /repair

Added this to scheduled task to run at 2:22 AM every night to see if that fixes the issue.
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21-Jun-2012, 05:20 AM #3
That should work if you doing the Compact & Repair works.
I assume that you are using an .mdb database due to User Level Security, otherwise you could try converting the back end to Access 2010.
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21-Jun-2012, 05:56 AM #4
Will try converting at beginning of next month.

I will need to re-link my tables on Frontend database right?
If the file type changes from mdb to accdb.
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21-Jun-2012, 06:40 AM #5
Yes I think so.
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