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Remote Database - Optional?

New Member
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Country: United States

Remote Database - Optional?

Sorry if this is a dumb question - we have always used remote databases for each client connecting to the server (master) - but is that necessary? The client machines can access the database directly (or it seems to work) - is there an advantage or a reason to create a remote database for each client on the local net?

Thanks 

Nickel Super Contributor
Posts: 584
Country: USA

Re: Remote Database - Optional?

Hi wjones,

 

If your users can access the database directly, and will be in office any time they need to access the database, then I see no reason to set them up with a remote database.

 

The best reason for a remote database is for users that will be out in the field and may need to access the database while not connected to the network. That way they have a local copy and they can sync when back in the office.

 

Hope that helps.