05-17-2015 08:17 PM
Using Act! Premium Version 188.8.131.52, Hot Fix 2. (4 users)
all machines are window 7.
I need some guudance on how to move a database to a:
WD Sentinel dx4000
Running windows storage server 2008 R2
I did try the back up / Restore, .. did not work.
What am I missing?
Thanks for the help
05-18-2015 08:09 AM
Thank you for the reply
So this is my first time in a "server" system. Even though i thought i was just using it just for data storage.
I will find out how to install act on this wd sentinel.
Do I need to purchase an additional Act license?
05-18-2015 08:23 AM
05-18-2015 10:40 AM
Joseph, i've not tried this, but i'm concerned on two fronts.
I don't see storage server listed on the list of ACT supported operating systems
also based on this article. I don't know if ACT will install there. YOu may give it a try, but this may be the wrong type of hardware/os to run ACT
Your devise comes with
Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials
Is the the device?
basically this is the operating system for a network attached storage appliances (NAS)
I don't believe you can run/install ACT here.
So, try what the other guys sugested, but My guess is it won't work
You would need a real server running a Server OS rather than a NAS.
05-18-2015 09:26 PM
Thank you so much for doing the research.
The inability to store the database on this Nas would be highly unfortunate since the purchase was based on checking in advance if I can store the database on this Nas.
I called Act (now of course I don’t remember who i spoke to as this was early last year) to make sure that the database can be placed on the nas and was verbally told yes.
I will call the act tech support and will report back here when I find out what the story is..
05-18-2015 09:59 PM
That model supports iSCSI so you should be able to use it to store the Act! database. You will need to run it in iSCSI mode though.
05-19-2015 07:05 AM
Stan, that's correct, it would need to be a slave off of a workstation or another machine.
"Your WD Sentinel server allows you to create and manage iSCSI targets. The iSCSI target provides storage, similar to a local hard disk drive, but is accessed over a network rather than locally. The iSCSI target is protected by the underlying RAID structure of the WD Sentinel server"
However, that would make the device essentially an external hard drive off of another machine rather than a stand alone server.
This solution, as a server is not autonomous.
weather or not you use this would depend on the availability of another machine to act as the server, the number of users you have and the type of use you require..