Advantages It means all of the information is together. The information can be portable if on a laptop. The information is easy to access at any time. It's more easily retrievable. Many people can access the same database at the same time. Improved data security. Reduced data entry, storage, and retrieval costs.
Disadvantages Database systems are complex, difficult, and time-consuming to design. Initial training required for all programmers and users. Suitable hardware and software start-up costs. A longer running time for individual applications.
Blueprints are usually designed by engineers to be used by project managers, construction workers and other engineers. They must be able to be interpreted by those without advanced degrees.
Manual and Electronic
It purely depends on what your server setup is (i.e windows or linux) see this page for additional help: http://uk.php.net/mssql