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Copper Contributor
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Country: United States
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Database restore

Something happened that prevents me from opening my Act 10 database.  I used the 'restore' command and it did it's job and gave me a 'restored successfully' message.  However, I'm unable to located it when I go to open a database.  Can anyone help me out?  I have over 800 contacts that I need to access today.

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Accepted by topic author mhartig
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
Copper Contributor
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Country: United States

Re: Database restore

Thanks for the suggestions.  I believe I'm on the right path, thanks to the responses I received.  Will know more tomorrow when I try to complete the process.

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Copper Elite Contributor
Posts: 127
Country: Australia

Re: Database restore

Can you locate the database files at all, as you could try opening them directly? Perform a search for files with a suffix of .adf.

 

Also try the Restore again, do not complete it, but check to see to where it is restoring the files.

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Neil Gilford
ACT! Certified Consultant
Gilford Computer Solutions
neil@gilford.com.au
Copper Elite Contributor
Posts: 108
Country: United States

Re: Database restore

Another thing to try is to run Actdiag.  Click on Databases then Database list.  Find your database in the list and scroll over to the right if necessary to find the "database location" column. 
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Accepted by topic author mhartig
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
Copper Contributor
Posts: 5
Country: United States

Re: Database restore

Thanks for the suggestions.  I believe I'm on the right path, thanks to the responses I received.  Will know more tomorrow when I try to complete the process.
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Posts: 10
Country: Canada

Re: Database restore

I have my database installed on my Desktop/Laptop. On previous versions of ACT, if I backed up the Database from one or the other computeres, it simply added any new contacts keeping both Databases the same.

 

When I try and Restore now, I get a message I can only restore the database on the Computer it was backed up on ?.

 

Appreciate any assistance available.

 

Fred Grieve

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Posts: 6,668
Country: USA

Re: Database restore

To restore the database on a different computer you need to use Restore As and give the database a different name. I suggest that you look into setting up synchronization between the two systems.

Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
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Posts: 2
Country: Canada

Re: Database restore

 

 

Thank you Roy,

 

Does that mean I have to Save As with a different name each time I Restore ?.

 

When you say syncronization between the two computeres, do I need a rocket scientist to do this ?.

 

Oh for the Good Old Days "Act 6.0"

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Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,668
Country: USA

Re: Database restore

To the same machine, No, to a different machine from the one where the backup was made, Yes. Synchronization is fairly simple to set up but the two machine need to be networked together.

Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129