compact and repair

im looking to compact and repair a database.  my databases exist in access 2002 and im using ado in vb.

what i dont understand is why i need an old database and a new database.  heres some code that i found on the net

Dim JRO As JRO.JetEngine
Set JRO = New JRO.JetEngine

JRO.CompactDatabase "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" _
& "Data Source=C:\myData1.mdb", "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" _
& "Data Source=C:\myDataNewName.mdb" & ";Jet OLEDB:Engine Type=5"

if someone could enlighten me on what this new database thing is, and how to get this working, id greatly appriciate it
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Mike TomlinsonMiddle School Assistant TeacherCommented:
It will take myData1.mdb, compact it, and place the results in myDataNewName.mdb.
myData1.mdb will remain unchanged.
You then have to delete myData1.mdb and rename myDataNewName.mdb to myData1.mdb.

When you do this from within Access, it does all the magic for you.  You just probably never realized what it was actually doing. =)

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JRO.CompactDatabase "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" _
& "Data Source=C:\myData1.mdb", "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" _
& "Data Source=C:\myDataNewName.mdb" & ";Jet OLEDB:Engine Type=5"
kill C:\myData1.mdb
name C:\myDataNewName.mdb as C:\myData1.mdb
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