I am not a DBA, just a programmer using VB and Oracle. Our application needs to have "mobile" units on Laptops. The decision was made to use Personal Oracle 8i on the laptops so we could use the same application as on the server. The Laptop databases will basically be disconnected copies of the central database.
My problem is finding a way to backup what the laptop users do, and recover their data if something bad happens. There will only be floppy drives on the laptops, so I can't backup the entire database. I don't know anything about Redo logs, but I think that might be the area I need to focus on.
Does anyone have any suggestions or know of any good literature I could check out? Thanks.