March 22, 2006 Ted Holt
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I’m happy to present a utility I wrote that has proved to be useful to my employer. It’s called ARCHIVE, and it provides an easy way to make a backup copy of a physical file member, just in case something goes wrong during a job.
Before I present the ARCHIVE utility, let me explain why I wrote it. In a perfect world, all database files would be journaled and all database-processing programs would run under commitment control. If anything were to be found amiss–which would never happen in