07-07-2010 09:17 PM
My father's Windows installation needed to be restored from backup -- complete HD wipe and reinstall of the image. He had a saved copy of the ACT! database files (just copied over the directory to the backup server), but not an official ACT! backup.
Should I just be able to drop the backed-up folder onto the new installation in the same place it was before?
I'm getting errors on opening the DB files stating that the DB cannot be found on the network, etc etc, which I'm assuming means that ACT is looking for the other parts of the DB in a different place than they are, or that the more current files aren't being recognized as part of the same DB.
The data in the backed up ACT! files is good. Just need to get up and running again.
07-07-2010 09:41 PM
Unless you stopped the SQL server or disconnected the database from the SQL server with ACTDIAG beforebefore copying the files, you won't have the actual database files, only the supporting files. The two database files have the extension ADF and ALF.
07-07-2010 11:38 PM