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Looking for recommendations regarding moving a database back and forth between computers.

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Looking for recommendations regarding moving a database back and forth between computers.

Here’s my situation…

 

I have ACT 2013 Pro. (single user)  installed on a windows 7 64 bit desktop computer where I will use it most of the time.

 

On occasion, I travel out of town and have a need to have the take the database with me while on the road.

 

I would like to move the database to my notebook computer and now work ONLY from the notebook computer while I am out of town.

 

When I return, I would like to move the database from my notebook computer back to my desktop computer and work ONLY from the desktop computer until I go out of town again.

 

I tried “moving” it and that worked fine the first time but on subsequent times I get an error saying a database by that name already exists on the destination computer (even though I have deleted the old database).

 

I tried “restoring” but get the error message that the database can only be restored on the computer that it was created on.

 

I tried “restore as” but get the same error as with the move attempt I get an error saying a database by that name already exists on the destination computer (even though I have deleted the old database).

 

I saw synchronization but that sounds amazing complicated for what I am trying to accomplish and I am not sure it will work with a single user license.

 

I am wondering what the recommended procedure might be. Any thoughts?


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Accepted by topic author 4BruceC
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
Nickel Elite Contributor
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Re: Looking for recommendations regarding moving a database back and forth between computers.

Bruce,

Here is how to   setup your sync set remote db...

http://kb.sagesoftwareonline.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/21832/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xMzc...   - cheers - FSB

Bill Williams - Owner/Consultant/Trainer at Fill Staff "ACT! FOR RECRUITERS"
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Re: Looking for recommendations regarding moving a database back and forth between computers.

Unless you want to use a different name for your database everytime you do a resote as then synchtonization is your only option.

Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Looking for recommendations regarding moving a database back and forth between computers.

Sync is the best, simplest and safest option ... it might be a bit more effort to setup initially, but will be much less that moving the database.

Yes, it's allowed on a single-user license
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Accepted by topic author 4BruceC
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
Nickel Elite Contributor
Posts: 934
Country: USA

Re: Looking for recommendations regarding moving a database back and forth between computers.

Bruce,

Here is how to   setup your sync set remote db...

http://kb.sagesoftwareonline.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/21832/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xMzc...   - cheers - FSB

Bill Williams - Owner/Consultant/Trainer at Fill Staff "ACT! FOR RECRUITERS"
Manage Your ACT! Backups http://fillstaff.com/backupfolderspro.html - FREE
BIG ACT! LAYOUTS for Larger Monitors www.bigactlayouts.com
Protect your Files & Folders with Folder Lock Pro by New Software http://download.cnet.com/Folder-Lock/3000-2092_4-10063343.html
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Re: Looking for recommendations regarding moving a database back and forth between computers.

Thanks