Updating database over internet.
Posted on 2013-01-22
I have an Access database at one location and a Firebird database at another location.
I need to somehow get the Inventory data from the Access database into the Firebird database on a regular basis.
I used to have the Access database just email sales people the inventory every day but now they want to see the firebird inventory and access inventory all together in the firebird database.
From what I can gather I could keep a live connection with VPN and odbc connections but this would be too slow (offices are 1500 kms apart with only medium internet speeds).
I've been told that they wouldn't mind if it just updated overnight.
So it wouldn't be live data but close enough.
I'm thinking that, at night, I could export the info from Access to a delimited txt file send it to the server with firebird on it then import it into firebird.
This all has to be an automated process.
Am I thinking about this the right way or are there better ways (without making a completely new system)?