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Moving ACT database to new PC SHOULD BE EASY - help?!?!?

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Moving ACT database to new PC SHOULD BE EASY - help?!?!?

Copied the most recent daily ACT Premium 20 backup onto the new PC and then used RESTORE AS.

 

Once restored on the new PC, instead of having the expected 40 or 50 items to rollover items, there are 400+ To Do(s), 20 Meetings, and 400 Call(s).  AS IF the database had not been used for a year!?!?

 

Can someone please tell me - How to MOVE / RESTORE AS, a “Complete” database? (and Yes, I did search the knowledge base for instructions first!)

 

Aloha,

Jeff n Kaneohe

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Re: Moving ACT database to new PC SHOULD BE EASY - help?!?!?

Sounds like the database had a lot of old uncleared activities.
Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Moving ACT database to new PC SHOULD BE EASY - help?!?!?

You might want to try the MOVE option or do a manual move.

Bob Kennedy
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Kenbar Solutions CT,CA & FL
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Re: Moving ACT database to new PC SHOULD BE EASY - help?!?!?

Best way is to stop SQL.

 

Copy all database files to new server / PC

 

Delete the . PAD file.

 

Now open using the .adf file option in the open database wizard.

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Re: Moving ACT database to new PC SHOULD BE EASY - help?!?!?

THANK YOU!

Simple but informed answer!

Aloha!

Happy New Year!