not sure how to proceed
Posted on 2014-02-03
I'm a business owner who is a little techie - but its more of a hobby and I know my limitations - this is it!
I have an application written in the early 2000's in Foxpro. It works just fine. HOWEVER, Foxpro has been unsupported and I'm afraid as MS puts old operating systems to bed (like XP) at some point, this software is simply not going to run.
Couple that with the server is ancient - Windows 2000. Right now we run the Foxpro based application on our desktops and the server basically hosts data. For reporting we use R&R Report Writer and query the database sitting on the server by using mapped network drives.
My question is this: Can I use some type of cloud solution to host my data and use Report Writer to query against this data hosted off site? Also should I be migrating this data to a new database program? If so, can I do this through an internet based application?
Anyone want to take a look at what I'm doing and give me an estimate for the rewrite?