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Can I change a Publisher DB to a Subscriber DB on a remote

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Can I change a Publisher DB to a Subscriber DB on a remote

Here is the senerio: I have 3 Computers with ACT! 2007. 2 remotes and a host.  Somehow one of the remote computers got the publishers database by mistake so now I have 2 publisher databases and 1 the subscriber. I need to have this remote computer a subscriber and not a publisher database in order to sync. Is their a way to change this remote's publishers database to a subscriber Database? What is the best way to go about doing this?

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Re: Can I change a Publisher DB to a Subscriber DB on a remote

I would bring all the databases together and merge them into a Publisher, then re-create the remotes
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Country: USA

Re: Can I change a Publisher DB to a Subscriber DB on a remote

can i just recreate the subscriber database on the remote that says publishers? or can i delete the publisher DB opn this remote and recreate it as a subscriber?

 

FYI - The one remote that is a subscriber is currently syncing with the host publisher so i don't want to recreat that remote subscriber that is working?

 

Sorry to sound so vague, I am just new to ACT and don't wnat to screw up the database that is syncing between the remote subscriber and the host publisher

Thanks

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Can I change a Publisher DB to a Subscriber DB on a remote

Yes, you might be able to just re-create the one remote and see if that works, first
New Member
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Country: USA

Re: Can I change a Publisher DB to a Subscriber DB on a remote

How do i re-create the one remote from the publisher without it recreating on the the other remote that is the subscriber? 

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Re: Can I change a Publisher DB to a Subscriber DB on a remote

The is an option to re-create a remote from the Synchronisation Panel on the Publisher
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Country: USA

Re: Can I change a Publisher DB to a Subscriber DB on a remote

Thanks. I was able to create the remote DB. Couple of more questions

 

1.I can syncs Contacts from publisher to remote now how do I sync the Resumes from publisher to remote?

 

2. How do i get rid of the Publisher databases on the remote?

 

Thanks again!

 

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Can I change a Publisher DB to a Subscriber DB on a remote

1. If the resumes are attached ... depends on if you're syncing attachments
2. Detach them with ACTDIAG, then delete the file