01-08-2016 12:47 PM
Before my primary PC partially failed I did a main Database Back Up to an external drive. The PC was sent out of town for warranty repairs and I assume I will get it back in a week or two. The failure is not hard drive related (I hope). My wife continues to use her PC remote DB. We are networked for our home business.
I have an old, spare PC with Act Pro 2013 installed so I tried to do a Restore As to revive the main database from the external drive. All data was restored but I gave it a new name (mistake?). So now the remote db will not sync and on the newly named main db I get an error when I choose Accept Incoming Syncs: "Failed to setup local sync entity. Datastore is inaccessible".
On the remote PC db I changed the name of the location of the main database to the different PC. But, on the remote PC db, I can't change the name to the re-named, main db on the different PC.
Can I try: "Complete a Move from Another computer" option from the File, Move Database option? I didn't realize there was a formal procedure to move a main db.
Or can I recreate a main database from the remote database?
01-08-2016 02:28 PM - edited 01-09-2016 05:40 AM
You did the right thing as doing a restore as, but as you might have guessed, it is now the main database.
To continue with a remote db sync, you would have to create a new remote set from the now main database.
Hope this helps.