backing up a access database project

Is there a best practice for backing up a Access database project?
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Dale FyeCommented:
Are you specifically talking about an ADP or just any Access application?

I backup my Access back-ends regularly, but only after ensuring that the file is not in use by anyone.

With regards to the Front_End, when I'm working on it, I only work in the version titled "MyApp_Working.accdb".  Throughout the day, I'll save my work to a file named "MyApp_yyyy-mm-dd.accdb" and then return to working on the "...working" version.
This ensures that I have at least two copies of the database which are almost the same and I can go back as far as I need to to find a version that works if something gets corrupted.
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vbnetcoderAuthor Commented:
I have a access application with tables etc... that i want to make sure don't get messed up.  I did think i might just have them copy it out to a network drive somewhere periodically.
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Dale FyeCommented:
Your "access application" should be split into Front-End (FE) (Forms, reports, queries, code modules, and maybe a few tables used for data in drop-downs, which almost never change) and a Back-End (BE).  The BE (if being shared among multiple users) should already be on a network server.

This configuration makes it easier to backup the FE and BE separately.

Dale
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