05-16-2011 06:50 AM
Hi folks. I am a long time ACT user, but am trying my hand at synchronizing databases for the first time. Are there any glaring issues I am missing here:
To synchronize Remote databases (sales people, sales manager, and office manager) with the Parent database.
There are 3 Remote database types and 3 Sync Sets. One of the databases will be duplicated so there will be a total of 4 databases (2 exactly the same) within the company. Here is the breakdown:
What do you guys think? Is this even achievable using the Hamachi method? Am I missing anything major?
05-16-2011 11:43 AM - edited 05-16-2011 11:47 AM
My question is why use the VPN Hamachi? A sync server with an outward facing port NAT to your internal ACT server works just fine. Now if you wanted to support ipad or smartphone then you would have them log in to their laptops or desktops via logmein (the desktop / laptop then syncs via the LAN)
Good luck with this one. Not sure how you would implement this.
Make sure you can actually create the sync set you want using advanced query (check the preview window for the desired remote user contact view). Otherwise you might have to set access levels on individual contacts.
05-16-2011 12:08 PM - edited 05-16-2011 12:17 PM
Thanks for the reply. I only chose VPN Hamachi since it looked like others were using it here... and it is free. Are there downfalls of going that route. Is there a free "sync server with an outward facing port NAT to my internal ACT server?" Wouldnt that mean my computer/ laptop has to remain on in order for others to sync?
To clarify: I operate off of a laptop myself and we do not have any dedicated servers within our company.
05-16-2011 01:51 PM
Oops! I am posting in the non ACT premium area here, my mind is thinking about how you would sync using a LAN sync server (ACT Premium)
Pretty sure Hamachi will work just fine to sync.