Microsoft Access database - split with tables on DropBox

Hi

I want to split my Access database and put the database with the tables on DropBox. Has anyone tried to do this and encountered any problems
with two users in different locations interacting with the backend database on DropBox?
Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAsked:
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Gustav BrockConnect With a Mentor CIOCommented:
I guess so, as the OneDrive client is native to Windows. The local folders exist by default.
That said, I've never used Dropbox.
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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
It won't work for concurrent users, as Dropbox, OneDrive, etc. not represent an SMB file share as a Windows server does.

If not for concurrent use - with high discipline, for example for work in the office and later at home - OneDrive will work, as it caches the file locally, and changes made to this by the frontend are synced back at once. But concurrent use is a no-go that will corrupt the backend database.
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I forgot to  mention that the two users won't use the database concurrently
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks Gustav. Would you say that OneDrive is a better option than Dropbox, for non-concurrent use? Thanks
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Great. I appreciate the advice. Thanks
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I have used Access databases in DropBox before and a few strange errors cropped up so what you are saying makes a lot of sense
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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
You are welcome!
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