07-15-2008 02:50 PM
07-15-2008 06:56 PM
You'll have to follow the steps for setting up syncronization on your main computer at work, but it is very easy to do without the need for networking.
- The basic setps are enabling the host computer to support syncing.
- this involves creating a sync set, which will include the sync port you'll use for syncing (default is 65100)
- witht he sync set complete, you'll cut a Remote Database Backup file that will be restored on your laptop.
- once restored on your laptop, it will containt he information necessary to find the sync host when you're connected at work.
- remember to open the sync port in the Windows Firewall on the host computer.
These instructions assume you can connect the laptop to a switch or router at work. They don't have to be part of the same network, but they will need to be part of the same IP subnet.
07-16-2008 01:40 PM
One caution on this. Think carefully about which machine will be your main computer/database. Some functions as I learned the hard way aren't available on the remote database. For example if you decide you want to create new layouts and thus need to add fields. You can not create fields on a remote database. Only the prime. Originally I created the main database on my desktop and the remote on my laptop. I had to reverse this, not hard but annoying, when I realized I needed this ability on the laptop since that is what I work with most of the time.
07-16-2008 01:52 PM
Thanks for your help. does this mean i have to bring my laptop in to the office? I was wanting to just save it on a portable hard drive and carry that back and forth...any easy way to do that?
07-16-2008 02:18 PM
07-16-2008 03:39 PM