Reply 20 of 32, by Qbix
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don't expect that to always go right. especially on networked drives with caching and such.
(2 instances using the same files)
Although it could be that your clipper application has no sense of file locking at all. I've debugged 3 different database programs in depth in the past.
2 relied on filelocking (and worked perfectly when implemented) and 1 didn't. That one did some locking itself by keeping some sort of counter inside the database.
I didn't analyse your application on how and if it handles file locks. So it might work, but if I were you I'd do a lot of testing with multiple people changing data at the same time. Running 2 instances on the same computer is not a good test of networked file sharing.
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