01-30-2013 09:17 PM
I am using Act 2013, Version 188.8.131.52, I use a local database on my Windows 7 Professional computer. I have been using the software for about 3 weeks, so far so good. I now want to know how to move my database back and forth between my laptop and my desktop. Most of the time I work on my desktop, but about once a month I go out on the road and will want the data to be copied to my laptop. When I come home, data copied back to my desktop again with all my work from when I was out on the road. I am confused because I am not sure if I should back the data up and restore on my laptop (and then back again to my desktop later), or if I should use the move database function? Based on what I am reading in this forum, I think I am supposed to use the backup/restore functions to accomplish what I have stated? The move function says it will lock my database until it is moved to another computer? Not sure what this means, kind of confusing. Help. Thanks.
01-30-2013 09:46 PM
Actually you need to set up synchronization between the two computers, The backup/restore requires the use of the restore as and requires a new name for the database. The move database intended for moving a databbase to a new computer, not for moving it back and forth between computers.
01-30-2013 10:18 PM
Thanks Roy, I just read over "synchronization". As I move through the wizard, I have check off that I DO NOT have network access, yet on the next screen it insists on getting my IP address???? Why is this needed if I am going to ether email the database or copy it onto a portable drive?
01-31-2013 09:47 AM
With ACT! Pro you would need to do synchronization over a local area network. If you use a router to connect to the internet then setting up a network between your desktop and laptop systems would be fairly simple. That would need to be done before trying to setup synchronization.
02-01-2013 06:50 AM