Chapter 30. Maintaining Your Application

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Why This Chapter Is Important

Although you don’t need to do too much to maintain an Access database, you must know about a few important techniques that you should use to ensure that you maintain your databases as effectively as possible. The first technique is compacting. Compacting a database means removing unused space from a database (.accdb or .mdb file). The second technique involves backing up your databases. Without a proper backup procedure in place, you are like a circus performer without a ...

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