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Move Database to Server & Share

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Move Database to Server & Share

Hi Guys,

 

This is my current setup:

3x PC's

1 Databse on a PC shared and accessed by the other PC

 3rd PC has own database which I syncrhonize

 

I want to move the database to a server; what are the steps?

- Do I have to install ACT on the server?

- How does licensing work?

- If I move the .pad and share it will all three PC's just be able to access it no problem?

 

Many Thanks

James

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Re: Move Database to Server & Share


 


I want to move the database to a server; what are the steps?

- Do I have to install ACT on the server?

 

Yes, that is required. 

 

- How does licensing work?

 

By the named user, not by the installed machine. 

 

- If I move the .pad and share it will all three PC's just be able to access it no problem?

 

No, that won't work. You will need to backup the database on the present host system and do a Restore As on the Server and then setup the sync user all over again.


 

 
Roy Laudenslager
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Country: United Kingdom

Re: Move Database to Server & Share

So could I:

 

- Backup Current Database

- Install on Server using serial key from one of the ACT!'s installed on a PC

- Restore the Database on the server

- Share the Database

- Give all three PC's shortucts to the .PAD on the server

 

?

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Re: Move Database to Server & Share

Yes

 

Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
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Country: United States

Re: Move Database to Server & Share

What changes need to be made to the workstation that previously shared the data?