06-25-2008 10:16 AM
I created a database on my local drive and now I need to move it to a network drive so everyone has access to it. I've searched for how to do in the forum, but it doesn't work for me. I go to File --> Restore --> Database... --> Restore As. From there I fill in all the necessary information, click OK and I get a message that reads "You are attempting to restore to a non-local drive: Z:\. Restoring to a non-local drive is not supported. Please specify a drive local to your machine."
The previous database was on the Z:\ drive. Unfortunately, the person who put it there is long gone and I have no idea how it got there to begin with.
I have also tried unsuccessfully to move the database by going to Tools --> Synchronization Panel... The problem there is that Manage Main Database Location is greyed out.
So what can I do to move the database over?
06-25-2008 12:00 PM
06-25-2008 04:01 PM
Mike is right, and during the process of restoring it on the server you'll also have the opportunity to enable sharing on the database.
07-02-2008 10:32 AM
07-02-2008 12:19 PM
Install ACT! on the server
Backup the database from the Workstation.
Copy the ZIP to the server, and in ACT! - File | Restore - select Restore As
To make it available to the other users, follow this ACT! Knowledge Base article - http://tinyurl.com/4vujom
07-21-2010 12:14 PM
I'm having the same problem. My server has a C drive and a NAS drive mapped as an L drive which has shared data. Act is installed on the C drive of the server. If I try to create a new database on the L drive it will not create it.
Also, I have tried to restore and create a new copy to L (2nd option on the restore) it will not allow it.
07-21-2010 12:46 PM
07-21-2010 11:25 PM