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Safe to use an old .mb file?
2006-11-28 02:56:29 AM
My application is using BDE 188.8.131.52, and Paradox 5/7 tables. I have a
customer that lost the .MB file for one of my tables. Of course, they don't
have a recent backup. They do have an old backup of the database (over 6
months old). Is it safe for them to copy in the old .MB file? The table
(MyTable.DB) has a single memo field of length 20 (so as I understand it,
the first 20 characters of data are stored in MyTable.DB, and the rest is in
MyTable.MB). My application is storing Rich Text in this memo field. Users
are not able to delete records from MyTable.DB, so there shouldn't be any
problems with orphaned info in the MyTable.MB file. If the only thing
they'll lose by copying in the old .MB file is some of the text from the
memo field, that's acceptable. But does this run a risk of causing
problems? Presumably doing this could truncate some of the text in this
field to 20 characters.