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Shared Database Access

B Power

Joined: Jun 22, 2004
Posts: 5
I only have access to a shared drive (no database server). If I put a MS Access Database on the shared drive and tried to access it from a Java program on at most three or so different PCs at the one time, how well would that work?

Thanks for your help.
Paul Sturrock

Joined: Apr 14, 2004
Posts: 10336

All RDBMS's are designed to be multiuser. That is with the exception of MS Access which is notoriously bad at handling anything more than 1 user. You should however be able to use it well enough if your purpose is just to have a convenient DB for development. If you plan to use it for a production system however, I'd strongly advise using something else (MySQL is the obvious freely avaliable DB platform).

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Stefan Wagner
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Joined: Jun 02, 2003
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hsqldb is the obviously smaller db and OpenSource too, while Postgresql is OpenSource too, and stronger than mySql...
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