On 02/26/2018 05:14 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote:
Knapp Martin wrote:
> Richard, could you elaborate on the issues with Dropbox?
I first came across it in a search at Google for "dropbox sqlite",
looking for tips on making the most of that relationship. What I found
was a long series of support forum and blog posts filled with horror
stories of out of sync or corrupted DB files.
To counteract some of the FUD, storing a large multiuser database in the
cloud with long sync times and no proper locking is just a bad idea in
the first place. But unless you've got a particularly huge LiveCode
stack, you're not going to see this kind of syncing problem. And
typically a Dropbox folder is confined to one user, even if it's
replicated on multiple machines, so you're not going to run into
multiuser issues. I have quite a lot of files stored on Dropbox, but
they're fairly small so the update sync time is very fast. And if the
sync fails because of network issues, the cloud copy isn't updated. But
I wouldn't put a database on Dropbox precisely because of the problems
listed in that article.
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