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What Are The Disadvantages Of Traditional File System Over The Database Approach?

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There are many disadvantages of the traditional file system over the much more modern database approach.

The first disadvantage is a very visible one, traditional file systems are usually stored in filling cabinets that can be very large and cumbersome. This can be a great disadvantage as the cabinets can take up a lot of space in the office; which could have been used for more desks and staff. Office space is paid per square foot and so the bigger office a company needs, because of using the traditional filling system, the more it will cost in rent.

The database approach obviously doesn't have this issue as all the files are stored on the computer's hard drive, cloud computing or on an external hard drive that takes up much less space than the filling system would.

Another disadvantage of the traditional file system is the lack of security. Although some filling cabinets do have locks, there are still many offices that don't lock their cabinets. This leaves a lot of important and often confidential data exposed to the risk of theft. Also if any files go missing then they will have gone forever. With the database approach this would not be the case as many electronic files are backed up and stored on several computers or hard drives.

With the database approach it is quite simple to quickly search a key word to access the files you are after. However the traditional file system can be a lot more tricky to find exactly what you are after as although it will be alphabetically ordered you may not be searching in the correct category if you don't know all the details of the case.
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In database data can be collected into centralized location but in file based data collected in separate files so it is more difficult to gain data appropriately.
In database data is consistent means if we change data in any relation data automatically changes all places related to that stream but in file based data is inconsistent .
Maintenance cost of file based is also high in compare to database .
In database we easily collect data with the help of query .
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mohamed darwish answered
(1) Inflexibility --- (2) Uncontrolled Redundancy  --- (3) Poor Enforcement of system Standards --- (4)  Limited data sharing --- (5) Data dependency ---
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Summbal Raheem answered
1) In File-based approach Data is not application independent where as in database approach data independence is an advantage.2) In file-based approach data sharing is not possible but in database approach its available.3) In file-based approach there is lot of rudendent data but in database there is controlled data rudundency4) In file-based there is week data integrity but in database there is better data  integrity.
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Advantage of traditional file system
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(1)provide less security.
(2)Redundancy is more
(3)less integrity
(4)high complexity in updating of database
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Provide less security
redundancy is more
there is less integrity
high complexity in updating of database
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MASROOR AHMED answered
If we a file system then their no security of that file. The reasons that it should burn due to fire, insects eat them, it occupies a lot of space, update, correction, and deletion is much difficult. If we want to search some data in that file then it is too difficult.

While in DBMS there is much more security then file system. It occupies less space, and the searching is much easier. Update, correction, and deletion all things done easily.
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mohamed darwish answered
A Data Base is simply collection of related data.DBMS ( data base management system ) is a general purpose software that enable users to create and maintain a database The File Based Approach * Inflexibility * Uncontrolled Redundancy    * Poor Enforcement of system Standards* Limited data sharing * Data dependency The Data base Approach ( Improve file based system )* persistence of data * Transaction data* Concurrency control * Recovery Control* Querying * Integrity Control* Data Security * Version Control * Performance tuning   
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In file system no DBMS technology is needed. This is program  who decides how files are being shared but with DBMS we can not customise it. Through query processor queries are answered in predifined manner.
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The diff of them is the spelling... According to the national IT cooperation,, database has no letter F, I, L, E...

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