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How to backup and use ADF on 2 computers?

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How to backup and use ADF on 2 computers?

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Hi Greg,

 

Thanks for your support.  Sorry to bother you again but I have 2 more questions:

 

1.  How can I backup my existing ADF file?

 

2.  I have 2 computers.  My old computer is now using Premium 2011.  Now I have a new computer and they share the same network.  However, in my new computer network connection, I cannot find the ADF file in the Old computer machine Act folder; while the rest of the files are there.  I just want to open the old ADF file into my new computer.  Could you please advice how I should do it in order to use the same ADF file in 2 computers?

 

Thanks,

Stefan

 

 

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Re: How to backup and use ADF on 2 computers?

- Since you have the database up and running, we recommend using the File > Backup > Database option within the Sage ACT! program, to make backups.

 

- Once a database has been opened with the ADF, a new PAD file is created.  The PAD file is the file you will use to access a database from another workstation.

 

If you want to physically place a copy of the database onto the new computer (independent of the original database), use the Backup option.  Then on the new computer, use File > Restore > Database > Restore As.

 

If you want to share the database across the network, use the instructions in this article: KB Article 13878

 

Greg Martin
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Re: How to backup and use ADF on 2 computers?

Hi Greg,

 

While I have opened the ADF file in my old PC, I tried to open the PAD file over the network connection in my new PC (The PAD file was put in my old PC seperate C Drive folder), and I also shared all the files and disable all the firewalls.  However, I cannot open the PAD file and the following statement appears:

 

"Cannot find database supplemental files folder main2-database files in this location STEFAN-PC.  This could be problem with the share, or the folder may not exist.  Please contact the administrator of your database."

 

Could you please help me?

 

Thanks,

Stefan

 

 

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Re: How to backup and use ADF on 2 computers?

Have a look at this article: KB Article 19876

Greg Martin
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