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Old 11-12-2008, 08:35 AM
Jon Polish Jon Polish is online now
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Exporting to xml would be the preferred way to go should you want to retain SOME of the functionality and relationships of your database. To my knowledge, exporting to html will lose even more.

While you can use xml to back up your database, most users who perform backups will not do this. It would be an additional and unnecessary step in the backup routine (the data is already backed up using the original data files). I worry about software with activation. The user trusts that the company will still be in business when upgrading hardware. This is not guaranteed, so access to your data may be lost. Some software companies claim that the product will continue to function as a viewer of existing data. This is better, but you cannot do anything further with it.

I wish KW would forego activation. I am tempted, but not foolhardy. Especially after what I have experienced here and with other companies.