Which Server? 
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 Which Server?

I have a delphi application using Paradox tables running on a LAN with 12-15
users on the system at one time.  Frequently the Paradox tables get
corrupted and have to be restored from backup resulting in a loss of data.

To resolve this problem, should I move the application into the
client/server world?  Is this difficult to do?  What Server software do you


Sat, 24 Mar 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
 Which Server?

Your story brought back painful memories of Pascal applications to Paradox and
regular re-builds and data loss.

I have ported my application form Pascal to Delphi 1 and 3 on Oracle and Sql

With MS SQL Server 7.0 just around the corner with versions which can sit on a
Windows 95 portable to a huge network, i have no doubt that a move to Microsoft
SQL Server 6.5 with coding in ANSI standard SQL is the way to go.

ORACLE DBAs are vastly more expensive for clients than SQL Server DBAs and
Microsoft is moving towards zero maintenance.

Peter Yellow
London UK.

Sat, 24 Mar 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
 Which Server?
In principal your program has not to be changed.
It should work on SQL databases of different vendors.
Probably you will need to modify autoincremental fields
handling (depends on database type, SQL Links or ODBC)
Remember, for BDE - no matter which database you going to use.

Michael Hodos

Sat, 24 Mar 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
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