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IDS and Multiple Database Usage
IDS - Intranet Database System For more complex system IDS supports the use of more than one physical database at a time. These databases do not have to be exactly identical.

An example of this would be if you have a database on a server in your office, and then another database on an external website server. The office database may contain all of your information, and the website database may contain a subset of that information containing only that which is necessary for the running of the website. IDS would use the office database as the main source of data, reading and writing all data from and to it. If the data is also required by the website database, then IDS would send that data to the website database.

This provides two major benefits. Firstly, your confidential data is kept far more secure by housing it on an internal database. Secondly, in case of an outside internet connection failure you will still have access to all of your data.

IDS will always attempt to update both databases when appropriate. If a problem arises and certain data is not able to be updated to one of the databases, you will be alerted and allowed to tell IDS what it should do. You may choose to attempt to update the data again immediately or have IDS attempt to update it at a specified time during the day.

For more information on how your website, your company, and your customers can benefit from IDS integration, please email us at info@zbluesoftware.com or call us at (203) 202-2121.

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