Abstract—In order to ensure that data stored on a medium
such as a disk is not lost or damaged, a copy of that data is
stored on another medium. Should the original data be lost or
damaged, then the copy may be accessed to reproduce the
original data. This paper explains a novel technique to backup
and restore DBMS and all types of files and directory through
XML and NET. With proposed Solution, user data will be
safely protected from accidental delete, overwrite and viruses.
Moreover, proposed methodology is compatible with both
oracle and SQL Servers. In this approach, we use XML and
Ionic zip file manager to deploy the application. Database
structure and metadata of the documents are stored within
XML format i.e. all the files and folders are stored using
Extensible Mark-up language (XML) instead of data base.
With XML, intended data will be created, stored and even
transport by defining set of rules with encoding document and
proposed algorithm. The main advantage with proposed work
is database administrator can use simple XML encoded files to
create and backup data from heterogeneous databases (oracle,
SQL etc.) at any place instead of using complex tools and
Index Terms—Database management system (DBMS), extensible mark-up language (XML), graphical user inter face (GUI).
T. Minhas and Xu Ning are with School of Computer Science, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, P.R.China (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
S. Anamalamudi and M. L. Jin are with School of Information and Communication Engineering Dalian university of Technology, Dalian, P.R.China (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite:Tayyeba Minhas, Satish Anamalamudi, Xu Ning, and Minglu Jin, "XML and NET Based GUI for Heterogeneous Database Backup System," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 315-318, 2013.