12-07-2017 01:11 PM
I am single user with ACT 2013. Version 15.0.301.0 My laptop is Windows 7 Enterprise.
I am purchasing a new windows laptop and need help understanding how to move my database from my current laptop to my new laptop. I plan on using the same ACT 2013 unless there is a good reason to purchase a new single user version of ACT.
If I remember correctly, I can't just copy the database file to my new laptop.
Can someone refresh my memory on how to move the database file from old to new laptop?
Please help. Thanks.
12-07-2017 01:48 PM
12-12-2017 06:40 AM
12-28-2017 05:31 AM
When I backup the database the file, can I place that file onto a USB drive connected to my router? And then restore from the new computer with that file still on the USB drive?
And since I need to buy the current version of ACT and install on my new Windows 10 laptop, is there there anything else I need to be aware of when restoring the database file since it's from the older version of ACT?
12-28-2017 06:51 AM
Just restore using the "Restore As" option and give it a new name if on the same PC or you can use the original name if you're restoring to a different PC.
It will auto update to v20 but before doing so will ask if you want to do Backup which you really don't need to do in this instance.
12-28-2017 06:55 AM
So the new version of ACT will recognize the older database file and update accordingly.
There is nothing else I would need to do other than backup the database to my network attached USB drive.
12-28-2017 08:21 AM
Is there a way to verify that the backup I created can be restored to the new computer?
I have years of customer data I need to protect. Also, I am assuming you can only restore one time. Is that correct?
Are there any suggestions for verifying the backup will be successful upon restore?