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    ultimateguy is offline Advanced Beginner
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    Two different users accessing Access database

    I'm building a database for a very small startup business. Only my friend and I will be using it in the foreseeable future. Presently, I have split the database into front and back ends and have them both in a Dropbox folder that is shared between us. I am worried that if we both edit the database at the same time, we will end up with conflicting copies and this will be a nightmare.



    Is there a better way to set this up? I have a PC at home that is always on... should I be hosting the back end on there? If so what is the best way to do this?

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    Each user should have their own copy of the frontend.
    How to attach file: http://www.accessforums.net/showthread.php?t=70301 To provide db: copy, remove confidential data, run compact & repair, zip w/Windows Compression.

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    ultimateguy is offline Advanced Beginner
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    But what about the back end? Will I not run into problems if the back end is in Dropbox?

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    Okay, Dropbox is just a fileshare site? Each user must download the file, edit, then re-upload? Yes, that does sound like an issue. Each user is replacing the file.

    A shared backend should be on a file server that multiple users can access.
    How to attach file: http://www.accessforums.net/showthread.php?t=70301 To provide db: copy, remove confidential data, run compact & repair, zip w/Windows Compression.

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