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Chapter 35. Database Maintenance Techniq... > Understanding What Database Maintena...

Understanding What Database Maintenance Is All About

Although you don't need to do too much to maintain an Access database, you must know a couple of important techniques in order to ensure that your databases are maintained as effectively as possible. The two techniques you should be familiar with are compacting and repairing. Compacting a database means removing unused space, and repairing a database involves repairing a damaged database (MDB) file. Both these processes and the ways you can accomplish them are covered in this chapter.


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