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ACT 2011 creates backup but not copy of database

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Country: USA

ACT 2011 creates backup but not copy of database

I can successfully create a backup of my database but cannot make a copy of the database. Error message for attempt at copy "Error creating objects."  Thanks in advance.

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Re: ACT 2011 creates backup but not copy of database

New Member
Posts: 5
Country: USA

Re: ACT 2011 creates backup but not copy of database

Under "File" - "Save copy as" then typying same database name plus_1

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Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: ACT 2011 creates backup but not copy of database

Same folder?
Is that the full error?
Can you create a new database?
Can you save plus-1?
New Member
Posts: 5
Country: USA

Re: ACT 2011 creates backup but not copy of database

error creating objects

Bronze Contributor
Posts: 955
Country: Australia

Re: ACT 2011 creates backup but not copy of database

So this question has no answer. I have just ried in Version 12 and getting the same error

 

The database failed to copy de to the following reasons: Error creating objects

 

Have logged into machine as administrator

Trying to do local Save As

Have run database repairs from with ACTdiag

 

I just wish the programmers would show error messages that mean something instead of this nonsense dribble

Paul Buchtmann
pbuchtmann@ozemail.com.au Australia
Australia's First ACT Consultant (1989)

FREE Record History to change default to Call or To-Do for ACT! 2010-2012 versions. Custom versions also available.
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Country: USA

Re: ACT 2011 creates backup but not copy of database

Does it also happen in the demo? Can you create a new database? These would be checks to ensure the SQL install isn't corrupted.
Greg Martin
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Country: Australia

Re: ACT 2011 creates backup but not copy of database

Yes demo is also a problem,

 

New database creation works

 

Still no resolve to this issue.

Paul Buchtmann
pbuchtmann@ozemail.com.au Australia
Australia's First ACT Consultant (1989)

FREE Record History to change default to Call or To-Do for ACT! 2010-2012 versions. Custom versions also available.
Bronze Contributor
Posts: 955
Country: Australia

Re: ACT 2011 creates backup but not copy of database

Michael,

 

Log onto machine actually hosting database

Use Run as Administrator

Using file, Save Copy As

Select Blank Copy

Paul Buchtmann
pbuchtmann@ozemail.com.au Australia
Australia's First ACT Consultant (1989)

FREE Record History to change default to Call or To-Do for ACT! 2010-2012 versions. Custom versions also available.