Access Database Recovery Archive

In this article explore the concept of a layered backup strategy for protecting MS Access data. We also look at the need for failsafe recovery software as a measure of last resort.

Large companies spend a lot of time placing in security and backup processes. However such intricate mechanisms require skilled technical manpower for designing and implementing these processes. Small and medium companies simply do not have the luxury of investing in such process and often end up losing data when a database crash occurs. Today we would look at implementing a layered backup strategy for small businesses running Access that aims to drastically reduce chances of data loss.Using A Layered Backup Method For Protecting MS Access Data

Layer 1: Keep Making Local copies of Data – Everyday

In the system that hosts the Access database, ensure a recovery backup process to fire at the end of every working day. A copy of database would be written on a different partition or if possible on a secondary hard drive attached to the system. Local backups are simple and should never be missed.

Layer 2: Make an operating system level – complete system backup every week

At the end of every week, say every Friday evening, ensure the entire system is backed up in a removable media or an external drive. While this is a time-consuming process it greatly reduces chances of major data loss, just in case a hardware error comprises your local disks.

Layer 3: Sign up with Cloud Service Provider for regular remote backups

Sign Up With Cloud Service Provider For Regular Remote BackupsTo ensure your data remains protected as far as possible, connect with a remote data backup solution provider to ensure a copy of your database is always accessible over the internet. Set up the frequency of backup based on the sensitivity of the data. For financial and core business applications, daily backups are suggested. It is critical to note that backing up a large amount of data is a network bandwidth sensitive task and should be performed when other users are not consuming bandwidth. Also, it makes sense to negotiate with a cloud backup provider for recovery and restore options and ensure adequate support is there just in case you need to quickly get the system back online after a crash.

Final Failsafe – Invest in a Powerful Recovery tool

While a layered backup strategy goes a long way in reducing chances of data loss, it may still in many cases come short. Especially if you are trying to recover as much data as possible. In such a scenario call in a powerful recovery tool like DataNumen Access Repair to deal with the corrupted mdb or accdb file. It advanced recovery engine can pry out nearly every data element stored in the database while maintaining the integrity of the data. Since backups are done at specific intervals, you need this tool to ensure the data recovery for records entered since the last backup was done.

Author Introduction:

Vivian Stevens is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including SQL Server recovery and excel recovery software products. For more information visit

In this article we look at Final Omnibus 2013 Rules rolled out for HIPAA and what we need to do in MS Access to remain compliant. Most importantly we look at assuring complete data recovery using a specialized recovery tool.

With an eye on ensuring data privacy and data security in healthcare organizations in the United States, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA was enacted. Over the years the technology and business scenario has drastically evolved since the act was passed in 1996. To reflect these changes an array of efforts were made to keep HIPAA relevant and beneficial to all stakeholders. By the start of this decade, a need to address concerns of existing HIPPA act was felt.Can MS Access Applications Stand Scrutiny To HIPAA Final Omnibus 2013 Rules

Background – HIPAA Final Omnibus 2013 Rules

HIPAA Omnibus RuleWith the introduction of Final Omnibus Rule in 2013, an effort was made to weed out convoluted aspects of the earlier legislation. Standardization of terms was brought into the picture with the addition of clear definitions. Clear guidelines related to encryption was brought forward while amendments to take mobile devices and other technological advances were incorporated. Another significant change was the introduction of the provision of holding Protected Health Information (PHI) information indefinitely. Previously covered organizations had to store the data for fifty years only; however, with this rule, the need to store PHI data was made perpetual.

The overall impact of all the above progressive improvements has been felt in the industry. Healthcare companies are in general more sensitive about handling PHI than ever before. The threat of huge fines and even criminal charges have made data security a clear focus area for the healthcare industry.

How Can Access work with HIPAA 2013

MS Access has long been used by many small and mid-sized healthcare facilities to store medical records. To ensure compatibility with new HIPAA rules using Access, one needs to undertake the following activities

  1. Enforce rules for accessing data. This can be done using Windows group policy.
  2. Splitting the database into front-end and back-end and compartmentalizing access to data
  3. Enable system-level passwords
  4. Enforce Encryption: It is absolutely key that encryption is introduced to prevent people from understanding the records you have, even if they could reach the physical files. So if you are using anything older than Access 2007, you need to immediately update your software. It is important to note that Access uses a very strong RSA algorithm for encryption and it provides requisite security for complying with norms.

In case you need to know more about HIPAA rules for your healthcare organization, please visit the US Department of Health and Services (HHS) website.

Keeping Data Accessible using a specialized recovery tool

When we are looking to comply with HIPAA norms, we should always ensure that the data we have is always accessible. To achieve this end, healthcare companies should keep a sophisticated recovery tool like DataNumen Access Repair handy to deal with incidents of Access corruption.

Author Introduction:

Vivian Stevens is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including SQL Server repair and excel recovery software products. For more information visit

In this article, we look at 6 possible ways in which we can run an Access Application from a tablet that runs Android Oreo

Android the Google’s flagship operating system for mobiles and tablets got its latest update in form of Oreo or version 8.0. Oreo comes with an array of sophisticated features and is already becoming popular with every passing day. The new version boasts of a short boot time and goes a long way in reducing battery consumption. Exciting features like picture in picture, notification dots and instant apps make it a pleasure to use. Now quite naturally if you are running a line of business application and want your employees to access it through their cell phones, you would want the application to run on Android Oreo. To help you achieve the same we have listed 6 ways to do.6 Ways To Get An Access Database Application To Run From The Latest Android Oreo Tablet Device

  1. Consider using MS SharePoint server

MS SharePoint ServerWith the help of a SharePoint server, you can choose to run your access application as a web app. By using the feature present in Office 365, you can make an Access web database which can then be used from any mobile device including Android Oreo.

  1. If you have many web users – create a native android app by converting the Access application

This solution requires a two-step process. First, you need to convert the database into a format that Android can read like SQLite. Next, you also need an application to share the data between the Android app and primary Access database. If you opt for this solution, you need to note that updates are unlikely to occur in real-time.

  1. Choose a database utility app for read-only operation

In some case, you may just need Android users to read Access data and not make too many changes.  In such a case download a third party data editing app for modifying raw data and use it to read database content on Oreo.

  1. Opt for using Microsoft Remote Desktop App

The Microsoft Remote Desktop App is designed to allow remote desktops to access MS Access application. The same feature can be used to access the database from an Android Oreo device.

  1. Opting for a web-based database and working with MS Access front end

This option is clearly for those looking to target consumers on the web and are currently experiencing challenges with MS Access. First, you need to create a web-based database that can be typically accessed by Android. Now modify the code associated with Access frontend to work with the fresh database format

  1. Choose an offline database that can sync data via cloud

Another innovative choice involves using an offline database app that can data from a cloud. Such apps can also import and export data in CSV format.

While working with an Access database, incidents of data corruption are not rare. To avoid losing data from your Access business application, it is prudent to keep an mdb fix tool around.

Author Introduction:

Vivian Stevens is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including mdf fix and excel recovery software products. For more information visit