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Copper Contributor
Posts: 93
Country: Switzerland

Backup restore error

I have copied the whole PAD file from our previous ACT server and we moved it to a  better machine.

(We could not create a .zip backup because it always came out corrupted)

 

The database can be correctly opened, all data seems OK.

To test the backup procedure I created a .zip backup, and  tried to restore it (to see whether it's again corrupted).

 

I got this error message

 

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I tried to open the database anyway and I get the following message

 

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Is this related to the fact that the new machine has another network name?

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Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,849
Country: Australia

Re: Backup restore error

Delete the PAD file ... that's just a pointer to the machine and database.

Then open the ADF file from Act! - File | Open - Change File Type
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Copper Contributor
Posts: 93
Country: Switzerland

Re: Backup restore error

Thanks Mike, I was actually opening the ADF file but the problem is 99% related to my  other issue with SQL.

 

I am now fully re-installing Windows + ACT to have a clean, well functioning machine.

 

 

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Nickel Elite Contributor
Posts: 988
Country: USA

Re: Backup restore error

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