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Find out who created a database

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by QuantumLeap, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. QuantumLeap

    QuantumLeap
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    Is there any way for me to find out who created a database? I am responsible
    for several front-ends. For the past few weeks, someone has been copying
    the files and creating back-ups. I already have a system in place that backs
    up the system. I can find out when the file was created by looking at its
    properties, but how can I find out who created the files so I can tell them
    to stop?

    Thank you
     
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  3. Joseph Meehan

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    QuantumLeap wrote:
    > Is there any way for me to find out who created a database? I am
    > responsible for several front-ends. For the past few weeks, someone
    > has been copying the files and creating back-ups. I already have a
    > system in place that backs up the system. I can find out when the
    > file was created by looking at its properties, but how can I find out
    > who created the files so I can tell them to stop?
    >
    > Thank you


    You might be able to get their attention by changing the attribute of
    the backup file to read only. You could try leaving a text file with a name
    that might attract their attention.

    Is it the front ends or back ends that are being backed up? If it is a
    front end you could add a message box that would provide your message when
    it opened up. Back when I was administering a group of shared files I set
    up a system that I so I could put my message on the back end file and the
    front ends all looked for it when they started and if there they would
    display it.

    Since they are not likely using Access to do the backup I would guess
    that they are using Windows commands to do the copying. You might check
    with a Windows newsgroup to see if there is some tracking possible there,
    but I don't think so.

    Of course, there is the question of why bother at all. Having a second
    independent back up procedure is not all that bad.

    --
    Joseph Meehan

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