01-11-2012 11:12 AM
So I am trying to move my remote database from one Win7 computer to a new Win7 computer. I used "Backup" and "Restore As" functions to move the database to the new computer. I tried to set up the sync panel on the new computer because I saved my database in a different location than the default location, but it doesn't even list the database when I view "manage databases". Upon further research, it appears as if all of the Sync Panel settings that are grayed out relate to a publisher database instead of a remote database. When searching the support site it appears that there is a knowledge base artilcle that indicates that I shouldn't have moved my database the way that I did (backup and restore) if I have a remote db and want to sync.
Oh and when I tried to use the other option "Unpack and restore remote database" within the REstore options, it never can find an .rdb file. Soooo, how do I create the .rdb file? Do I need to sync my old database with the publisher and get her to send me that?
I have already modified some records in the new database, so I would like to preserve what I have done if it is possible. But if I have to start over by moving the original remote database again, I will. I just need to know how the heck to do it so that the new computer is set up correctly as a remote database and I can sync with the main database.
Thanks in advance.
01-11-2012 12:28 PM
Here is an article that should help.
01-11-2012 12:33 PM
Thanks very much for your quick response. I did see that article but wondered if it was still applicable since it was from 2006. I will give it a shot. Thanks again.
11-15-2012 01:58 PM
01-30-2019 08:10 PM
I can't figure how to start a new thread but I have the same issue
Moved from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro
Databases not designated fro synchronization, open
The one database which synchronizes has the following errors (1) 'error occurred after logon in synchronization manager. The path is not a legal form' (2) An error occurred while trying to write default layout to the supplemental file system' All of my layouts transferred
I copied the database files as well as the ADF and ALF files. I did not restore from a backup