Linking 2 databases through cloud database
Posted on 2013-02-03
My task is to get inventory information from a microsoft access database in one location into a firebird database in another location.
It could be a live link but a daily update would suffice.
I previously was tossing up between a vpn live connection and exporting a txt file, transferring, updating and decided on transferring the txt file (via ftp automation) as the safest way.
Our tech in the other location is now pushing to have a linked table in Access to a cloud sql server, our firebird database would also link to this table.
The idea being that this would minimise corruption and the SQL server database could error check before uploading into firebird.
Does this sound like a good idea or am I better off sticking to the txt file transfer?
Thanks for any ideas.