Moving backend database

I have successfully split our database. In changing the location of the backend (_be) database (using a copy), then re-linking in the frontend (_fe) to the new _be location, there is no issue.

But if I rename the _be in the original location (which really should be deleted -- but glad I didn't yet), my front-end will not even come up (it shows the template page for newdatabases).

If I rename the _be database in the original location (which should not be involved anymore) to its correct name, the front end comes up, and tables show they are still correctly pointing to the new location.

I need to know how the original _be database from which I copied for the move, could have any relationship to my _fe pointing to the new location.

This is all I need to be complete my split, since I will be moving the split database off my pc into a server environment, now that I have installed Bob Larson's tool to enable auto-updates (a great piece of work).

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