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I don't believe Primavera officially supports Oracle
Lite, or Oracle Express, with that being said either
or these platforms should in theory work with a
stand-alone P6 DB.
What we have
done is allowed certain individuals to have
stand-alone MS SQL 2k5 databases on their laptops.
This way they have the ability to export a project
from our Oracle DB and import it in to their own DB if
they need to travel and work off-site. What I do not
like about this is that every time we upgrade to a new
version I have to manually update each stand-alone DB
which is time consuming. I also warn all of our users
with these DB's that they are not backed up and we
cannot recover or guarantee any of the data outside of
our Oracle DB.
One last thing
to look out for is licensing. If you are implementing
stand-alone databases you will need a separate single
user license for each stand-alone DB.
If you are exporting the projects out of the client
into .XER format I can't see why it would matter if
you were importing them into a MS SQL or Oracle
I don't believe our
users frequently work in their stand-alone DB's but I
have not heard any complaints of project corruption
when moving a project from the Oracle DB into the SQL
2005 Express DB.