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Cannot Copy Act: It is being used by another person or program.

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Cannot Copy Act: It is being used by another person or program.

Can ACT make it any harder to simply copy my database folder from my computer to my more secure server folder! 

 I keep getting the following error: "Cannot Copy Act: It is being used by another person or program."  All applications are closed when I try.  I seem to recall having to go into the Task Manager and stopping some application or process?  Please help.

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Re: Cannot Copy Act: It is being used by another person or program.

So, if you want to setup a database on a test server, is it preferable to export / import it onto the new server, or backup the database/restore the database?

 

If the answer is backup/restore the database, then what is exporting/importing a database best used for?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Cannot Copy Act: It is being used by another person or program.

Moving ACT! contact records between databases.

Roy Laudenslager
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Astute Commentator
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Re: Cannot Copy Act: It is being used by another person or program.

so, if I have an ACT 2007 server, and am creating a new ACT2011 server, I just backup/restore the databases, and the *.pad,  *.alf and *.adf files get automagically generated?

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