08-10-2020 07:26 AM
I have a single user copy of Act pro Version 20.0.
How do I make a backup of my database which I could then open on a different computer? I'd like to start making copies once per month just in case something happens to the laptop I am using.
Please help. Thanks.
08-10-2020 10:33 AM
From the menu
You can restore it on another computer with Act
File|Restore|Database (Restore As)
You can save your backup to an external device (such as a USB stick or drive).
08-12-2020 07:05 AM
Just a little reminder:
Restore only allows you to create the db on the same computer.
Restore As allows you to create the db on a new computer, but you have to change the name.
Of course if the name is really important, then after it is has been created with a new name, create a backup and then restore as with the original name from the old computer.
08-17-2020 07:47 AM
Just a thought.
If you are able how about making a sync copy of the database on a 2nd machine. That way each time you sync you would be backup the database onto the 2nd machine so if it went wrong you have an instant recovery way of continue working.
This is a link on how to do it although the article is for an older version all works the same.