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Copying a database to another computer

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Copying a database to another computer

I know this may sound like an elementary question, but here goes.

 

I want to stop traveling with a computer between my offices in the midwest and nyc. I have computers I use at both locations.

How do I copy a database to a thumb drive and transfer the current version of my database to the computer I am using and then take it back to my home office computer the same way?

 

Thanks

AB

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Re: Copying a database to another computer

You can't run the database from a thumb drive, the database must be located on a local drive. You could make a backup and do a restore as on the other computer but you would have to give the database a new name each time. In your case I would recommend synchronization and use a hosting service to hold the database.

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Re: Copying a database to another computer

Thx Roy. I knew I would need to do that at some point.

What about making a copy of the db to my decktop, attaching it to an email, sending it, copying it to the new desktop, and then would I do a restore or import on the new computer?

AB

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Re: Copying a database to another computer

Also, who does that service?

AB

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Re: Copying a database to another computer

Typically too large to email. Also you would still need to do the Restore As and give it a new name.

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Re: Copying a database to another computer

Please check your private messages, upper right corner of the screen.

Roy Laudenslager
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