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I have ACT 13 Computer with main database died

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I have ACT 13 Computer with main database died

I had a laptop with ACT 13 that was the main database and another laptop that was the remote database. The laptop with the main database is dead. How can I make the remote database machine become the main database? Thank you for the help. 

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Re: I have ACT 13 Computer with main database died

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To keep the current remote database (just in case) you can do the following (It's my idea)

 

1. Makes a backup of your remote database

File Menu - Backup - Database (Click Browse and make this backup in your document folder)

Close the remote database with File - Close

 

2. Restore that backup on the same computer but with a different name than the one in the remote database

File Menu - Restore - Database - RESTORE US option - click browse and look for the ZIP file that you created in the Documents folder - Click OK - (New Database Name) put the name you want the database of this new Act! server - BROWSE (At this point you define where you want to restore it - I suggest ... C:\Users\Public\Documents\ACT\ACT Data\Databases) Username and Password and CLICK OK...

 

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From this moment, this database is server and from which you can create remote databases for another computer

 

Note: To know if the database that is open is remote or server ... click on the menu help - about Act! - Database Information - look at the following image...  (Subscriber sync role is the remote database)  Publisher is the Act! database server

 

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...If this answered your question, please click on ACCEPT AS SOLUTION - Best regards and Good luck

 

 

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Juan Carlos Otero Garcia
juancarlosotero@protonmail.com
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Re: I have ACT 13 Computer with main database died

Thank you, looks like it worked!!