04-03-2013 10:31 PM - edited 04-03-2013 11:10 PM
I use ACT Pro 2013, Version 188.8.131.52, I use a local database on my Windows 7 Professional computer. This evening I started getting the following message when backing up my laptop (I had just backed up my desktop and then used the restore as feature to move the database to my laptop for a trip I needed to take). What would cause this to happen, how do I fix it? I will now need to use the same procedure to move my data back to mydesk top when I return. I read some article about this error, but I don't get it, way too complex. I tried running the 4 database rebuilds in ACTD AG, but this does not work. What events would occur to make this happen so I don't repeat them again. I have not done anything unusual, just the same daily routines??? HELP! Image below. Thanks
04-04-2013 08:19 AM
04-04-2013 08:56 AM
Thanks Greg, but I am not sure I have clearly communicated this problem. I moved data from my desktop to my laptop to go on a short trip. I have been working with ACT while on my trip, so all the data is updated and changed. If I understand you correctly, if I try to "restore as" from my original data moved from my desktop, I will loose all my work from the last two days? How do I back up so I can keep all my current work? When I return home, I will then take this data and "restore as" to move my database back onto my desktop. Also, any idea what causes this problem so I don't repeat this error?
04-04-2013 09:54 AM
Thanks Greg for the clarification. Actually, I had tried your suggestion last evening, in a new folder, and on an external USB drive. I got the same message both times? I have restarted the machine. Tried everything I can think of. I just need to figure this out before I return home in a couple of days. In the meantime, ACT seems to be functioning fine in every other respect.
04-04-2013 10:11 AM
Ok, I'm still inclined to believe it has to do with the file path - path in which database resides. There are 2 options for that:
1. Move the database to a different location and attempt the backup
2. Manually create a backup to move to the original computer, when ready to...
Note: Both options use the same basic steps: detach the database so that SQL no longer has it locked, then copy/move the files to a new destination (either a folder or new computer), and open the database using the ADF file (to recreate the PAD file). You can also use this method to create backups - copy the files to a safe location, then reopen the files in the original location.
04-04-2013 11:12 AM
Greg, I just realized that I have no idea where this database is located on my computer? What is the default location? I am using Windows 7. How would I search for these files? Can I search using *.adf like I would in the old XP operating system? Just got a new window's 7 system and still learning about it, so any help you can offer would be appreciated?
04-04-2013 11:12 AM
04-04-2013 11:15 AM