And if zipping also fails to send the database without causing it to be
corrupted, then
the last resort is to FTP the file in binary mode.

This is the way our company sends databases as the email servers  between here
and the USA manage to mangle zip files and make them unloadable. The clue is the
database cannot load.


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"Jon Elson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> on 08/15/2001 05:31:53 AM

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Subject:  Re: [PEDA] ddb transfer failure ??





Robison Michael R CNIN wrote:

> thanks brad,
>
> i sent it over the intranet and i believe they've got that running at
> 100MB, so no, i didn't zip the file.

Zip not only compresses files, it also makes sure that the file is undamaged
when it uncompresses it.  Some systems will alter binary files when passed
through mail systems.  When the mail system sees a file type it recognizes
as binary (.pdf, .zip, .jpg, etc) it then knows to preserve 8-bit characters
and non-printable characters, not fold long lines, etc.  So, there are other
reasons to use zip.

Jon






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