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New Member
Posts: 1
Country: UK

Moving Servers

Hi All


At the moment we have out ACT database on our server under a shared file called ACT, I am thinking of changing the server and I would just like to know what I need to do next.


I have installed ACT and SQL on the new server and I can connect to this from my client machine, I have noticed within the shared ACT folder there are the following files and folders:-


- ACT-database files

- archive

- how to

- ACT Uninstaller.exe

- ACT.pad

- ACT.pad.dsn


I have copied these into the new folder on the new server I just wonder if there is anything else I need to copy over. Do I need to backup the SQL db on the old server and restore this on the new one, or is the database within one of the folders above?




Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,524
Country: Australia

Re: Moving Servers

You shouldn't just copy the files it will usually not work.


You should follow the steps as per this ACT! Knowledge Base article -