Data File Date and Time Stamps
I have a database up and running in a Windows Multiuser environment. The Data and Interface files are seperate.
I have an external backup procedure that monitors the Windows File Atributes of the data file to determine whether or not to include it in a backup.
Sometimes it can for days without backing up the datafile, because the file attributes have not been updated even though the datafile definitely has been updated. I can see no pattern as to how and when the file attributes are updated.
Note the datafile is permanently kept open on the server to allow users to access it at any time.