08-07-2018 06:33 PM
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.
08-07-2018 09:55 PM - edited 08-09-2018 09:58 PM
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...
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
...If this answered your question, please click on ACCEPT AS SOLUTION - Best regards and Good luck