04-16-2013 04:06 PM
I have inherited the ACT2010 env & have no clues how it works; however, I'm tasked to migrate the database to another server due to diskspace issue on the current system. I have installed ACT2010 on a VM & cloned the ACT database onto a new server; however, I no clue how ACT application works and connects to a new database. Could someone please give me some info on how the app connect to a databases which is on another server?
Thanks in Advance,
04-17-2013 12:37 PM
Welcome to the ACT! Community!
An ACT! database must be local to the SQL Server installation. You can test the connection by creating a new database (File > New Database). To open an existing database that has been moved to a new location: delete the PAD file associated with the database, then open it using the ADF. PAD file is only a pointer, does not contain contact data. To open using the ADF: click File > select Open Database > change "Files of type" to ADF > browse to database > select ADF and open.