I hadn't thought about renaming the file, but that could work. My webserver is configured to not serve files that are named beginning with a dot. This is to prevent the .htaccess .htpasswd .listing maintenence type files from being served to the world. Again, this all depends on your server setup, but you could try renaming the file to .database or something.
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