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Convert Remote Database to Main Database

Copper Contributor
Posts: 61
Country: USA

Convert Remote Database to Main Database

My main database was on my desktop PC and my laptop was the remote. My desktop PC failed and I don't plan to replace it. How do I make my remote database my main database?

 

Thank you.

 

Dan

Bronze Super Contributor
Posts: 1,679
Country: Australia

Re: Convert Remote Database to Main Database

Hi Dan, yes, you can your remote database into your main database. You can then create a new remote for your laptop.

 

KB 14273 is what you're looking for.

 

I've done this a few times for clients.

 

Ben.

Nickel Elite Contributor
Posts: 934
Country: USA

Re: Convert Remote Database to Main Database

Unless you already have a good db backup not on your failed desktop pc.

Then it seems you could just do the restore as  from your  db backup?

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Copper Contributor
Posts: 61
Country: USA

Re: Convert Remote Database to Main Database

Ben, thank you for your reply. I'm kind of reconsidering my options. As you will recall, in my request I mentioned that I don't plan to repair my desktop. In that case, I will only use my laptop and would then not need a new remote. But I've decided to get a price for repair and will consider keeping it based on cost. So now I have two questions if you will please help me.

 

1. If I do decide to scrap my desktop, I will need to convert my remote db to main. You said it can be done, that you've done it, but could I ask you to tell me how? (I won't need a new remote.)

 

2. Everytime I open ACT! 2010, I get a message that I have not synchronized in xx days. If I don't syncrhonize, my subscription will expire. Question is, how do I change the deadline on the expiration. (The error doesn't say how long before expiration, which makes no sense to leave it out)

 

Noting you're in Australia, I sure hope your flooding issues have subsided. I hope you and your loved ones were not affected.

 

Thank you again.

 

Best regards,

 

Dan

Copper Contributor
Posts: 61
Country: USA

Re: Convert Remote Database to Main Database

Thank you for your reply.

 

I find ACT! 2010 ridiculously complicated compared to the version I upgraded from (2000). Things that should be simple, such as, Restore As, have proven not to be simple. The last time I tried I Restore As, I ended up having to get tech support help. However, in the defense of Sage ACT!, I didn't review  Restore documents prior to running the Restore. But who would think to do that?

 

Regardless, just so that I am clear, are you suggesting to back up my laptop's remote db then Restore As from it?

 

Thanks again.

 

Dan