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