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Backup issues with ACT 2006 and unable to install ACT 2008

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Country: United States

Backup issues with ACT 2006 and unable to install ACT 2008

Can anyone tell me how to backup my database if the backup link is broken? 

 

I want to upgrade the software but the ACT 2008 I have won't install.  I don't want to buy 2010 if I can extract the data.

 

Thanks!!

 

 

Copper Contributor
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Country: India

Re: Backup issues with ACT 2006 and unable to install ACT 2008

Hi Beverly,

 

 

what error message you receive when you take a backup of the DB?

 

 

New Member
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Country: United States

Re: Backup issues with ACT 2006 and unable to install ACT 2008

It says there is an SQL problem and it can’t back up. It says the backup database is terminating abnormally. PRC_Maint_BackupDB: Error executing Database backup statement. D20100426T173238.BAK.

 

Thanks for any ideas!

Platinum Super Contributor
Posts: 5,275
Country: USA

Re: Backup issues with ACT 2006 and unable to install ACT 2008

[ Edited ]

There are a couple of known reasons for this error, review this article to determine if it applies to your situation: Error Executing Database Backup Statement

 

1. Database saved to Desktop

2. Apostrophe in file path for database

 

The article describes the steps to manually move your database to another location.  These same steps can be used to copy/backup your database.

 

[edited to fix link]

Message Edited by gmartin on 04-29-2010 11:36 AM
Greg Martin
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Re: Backup issues with ACT 2006 and unable to install ACT 2008

Greg,

 

Thanks so much for your response.   I received an error message when I tried to open the article.  Would you mind sending me a different link or way to view it.

 

I really appreciate your help!

 

Bev

Platinum Super Contributor
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Country: USA

Re: Backup issues with ACT 2006 and unable to install ACT 2008

I apologize for that!  Here is another attempt at the link: Error Executing Database Backup Statement
Greg Martin
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Re: Backup issues with ACT 2006 and unable to install ACT 2008

Thank you so much!  This is really helpful.