12-24-2014 10:44 AM
I'd like Synology to host our ACT DB (mysql ACT 7)--- and have moved the ADF and ALF--but the database files cannot move..so I am stumped.
Our goal is to share this database beween 3 staffeers (local and remote)..and not use it with HImachi anymore (too many disconnects)
I have been assured that synolgy will be great for this...just need some guidance.
We have ACT2011 Premium
12-27-2014 09:22 AM
You will need to shut down the ACT7 instance of the SQL Service to properly move the ADF, ALF and database files directory. I would move all of them at the same time.
12-27-2014 09:29 AM
Yes we did it and changed the PAD file...so now I open ACT locally and it uses the DB on Synolgy...
1 /will we need to chnage the PAD file on all our teams computers as well? I want to be sure all data is synced..
2/ can we all access the db at the same time
I noticed that my layout has chnaged back to the green basic style insted of what I was using previoulsy...why is that?
12-27-2014 10:21 AM
If you want your users to open the same database you are opening you will need to send them that pad file.
Yes you can all access the same database at the same time as long as you're on the same network.
There is a dropdown on your toolbar that shows the layout you are using. If you didn't copy the database files folder over you didn't copy the layouts folder over either.
12-27-2014 10:33 AM
yes..i think we messed up.... when I now open ACT (from the synology DB)
the pad file reads like this
<!--This file represents a Pointer to an Act Database or [PAD]-->
<ACTDatabase name="AMG2014_update" host="AMG-6-30-12-AL" location="C:\backupfileact" type="Sql" />
the host shows my laptop and the location is also my laptop
shouldnt host be synology?
it seems that if we shut off the laptop, it all breaks. My simple goal is to have synology host the DB
12-27-2014 10:53 AM
The Synology will need to be set up as an iSCSI device and then the host will be whatever machine is running SQL server and pointing to the Act! database on the Synology.
12-27-2014 11:12 AM
stupid question...I guess...
but....this PC must remain on--so no one loses the connection--right
also... did yoiu see the PAD file? is it incorrect for what we seek to do?
12-27-2014 12:55 PM
Yes. Whatever PC you have SQL running on accessing the Act! database must stay on all the time.
With that PAD file your laptop has to be on all the time. Most people just install Act! on a server and then use that SQl to access the database on the Synology.
12-27-2014 01:01 PM
Thank you. I guess since Synology cannot run ACT program...we cant do this? Thanks for the information. My simple goal was not to run a PC as a server.
Or with Iscsi on synolgy can this be done??
Until yesterday, we had ACT and DB on a PC in a closet....which we accessed with LOGmein Himachi...but this seems to be very unstable...Synolgy has been great for hosting our documents and I was told it would be great to host act DB too....
Now I am not too certain
12-27-2014 01:29 PM
No the Synology cannot run the Act! program or Microsoft SQL currently. I suspect it will be quite a while before it does. You would still need to run Act! and SQL on a different system and keep the databases on the Synology. iSCSI let's you put the SQL database on the Synology but it doesn't let you put Microsoft SQL on the Synology.