> I am not burdened with legacy software and I am doing a design from
> scratch so I can pretty much make all the decisions. I want to make
> sure I do it properly from the start :-)
So, you can try the Firebird (InterBase) database. Because of the versioning
mechanism, you can do backups when others are working with database.
Check the http://www.ibphoenix.com to get more information.
From my experience, it performs quite well with daily backup invoked by the
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