03-20-2012 07:17 AM - edited 03-20-2012 07:19 AM
We have two Act users - myself, and a remote user that syncs into me via Hamachi VPN.
I had to reinstall Act on my computer - what is the proper way to get the database setup?
I have all my old act files from our computer backup. Since the remote user syncs into my computer, I need to determine the proper way to get the database set up again - is it just a matter of cutting and pasting my database files from the computer backup?
We are running Act Pro 2012 on Windows 7.
03-21-2012 07:14 AM
From your backup files, you'll need to locate the database ADF, ALF, and 'databasename-database files' folder. These will need to be placed on your computer and opened using the ADF file. This will recreate the PAD file. That should retain the sync connection information.
Depending on what changes occurred to your computer, you may have to update the remote database with new connection information. Here is an article which describes the steps for moving a database and retaining synchronization: KB Article 19817
03-21-2012 09:43 AM
Thank you! These articles have been incredibly helpful - I would never have guessed to find this one.
Is there any way to browse the articles rather than search by keyword? I don;t know how I would ever find this one unless I got lucky with a keyword search...
03-21-2012 09:52 AM