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PAD / ADF File on Network External File - cannot open database

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PAD / ADF File on Network External File - cannot open database

My server went down, and I moved my ACT database (first to another pc on the network) and LASTLY to a network external harddrive (Cat5 plugged into the router).   I am trying to share it on this External HardDrive.  (For the previous 10 days I had it shared from another pc, and did properly edit the PAD file in notepad so that we could all use the database from different PC Workstations.)


However, I have not been able to modify the PAD file correctly on the external HD.  

 

I am getting error:  

The database "PinkPayrollACT2013V4" could not be accessed.  ...Check firewalls, etc....


I had edited the host and location in the PAD file as follows:

 

<ACTDatabase name="PinkPayrollACT2013V4" host="Seagate-3EC6F1" location="." type="Sql" />

 

The file location is under "Network":  \\Seagate-3EC6F1\Public

 

(Possibly I do not understand the role of the the "host" being an external HD and not a proper computer/pc name as I had used previously.)

 

Thank you,


Erica

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Re: PAD / ADF File on Network External File - cannot open database

The database must be on a local not an external mapped drive.

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Re: PAD / ADF File on Network External File - cannot open database

You must keep the ACT Database on a machine that has ACT installed.  Then the database must be shared out.  You can't just copy the files because the program need so run SQL to dish out the data.

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Re: PAD / ADF File on Network External File - cannot open database

Thank you, very much appreciated for the 2 clear replies.