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Summary

The compact process should be performed regularly—especially on databases containing your application data. The compact process provides major benefits in terms of both performance and conservation of disk space. The more activity that occurs on a database, the more frequently it should be compacted.

It is a good idea to occasionally repair a database just to ensure that no insidious damage has occurred. If a database is damaged, it might be repairable. This chapter covered issues surrounding the process of repairing a database, as well as the three methods you can use to repair any Access database. The important thing to remember is that the repair utility is in no way a substitute for proper backup techniques.


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