Knowledgebase: ColdFusion MX Hosting
Can I just FTP my new database over the old one when I need to update my database?
Posted by Alpha Daramy on 21 January 2008 10:24 PM

No. Since your database is live, there is always a possibility that someone will try to access your database while you are copying your new database over the active one. If this happens, it can corrupt your database. Moreover, because of the way Cold Fusion accesses ODBC databases, you will often be unable to copy over a database.

We recommend clients to copy new databases under a different name (than the active database) on to the server and then contact us at

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