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Local DB for server down time , Advice please

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I am working in a call centre where we store all info on the server, we do not use a local Db, if the server goes down then they cannot record calls, what would your advice be to me to set up a call safe area, I would prefer a local db, something like say a runner that checks for the server to be up, if it is save to the server,if not to the local, have you any ideas on this.
Thanks a million
Aidan
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What application are you planning on using to access this database whether it's server based or local?
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sorry

I am using VB6 with Sybase as the main server dB, and access as the local dB.
I am also wondering if batch processing is a good idea instead of record by record update using ADO.

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aidan
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ADO works very well, but as you mentioned, when (if) the connection goes down to the server db you're going to have problems.

You could write the application in such a way that it first attempts to write to the server db and if that fails then it can write to the local Access db.  You must then also handle this so that when the link is re-established the data in the local Access db is updated on the server db as well.

To determine whether or not to use local Access db's you should decide whether or not other users are going to require that data (from somebody elses db) then or only later (like the next day).
If they require that data the next day you could write something in batch to run at night to update the server db with the local Access db's data.

Either way it is going to be tricky.
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Thanks

I had that in mind anyway.

Rgds
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Thanks for the points, Aidan.
Good luck with the app.
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