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Chapter 18. Maintaining an Access Databa... > Replicating an Access Database - Pg. 636

Maintaining an Access Database 636 3. As the message box indicates, the first step in creating a replica is to close the currently open database. The HelloWorld_be database will become the Design Master, which is the principal database in the replica set. Click Yes in the message box. Access displays another message box with the offer that it can create a backup copy of your database for you. If you created a backup prior to starting replication, you can click No in this message box. Otherwise, click Yes. For the purposes of this exercise, click Yes. You'll see the Location Of New Replica dialog box, shown here: