03-09-2012 08:18 AM
I have been using Act for about 20 years it seems. I just recently upgraded to 2012 Premium from Act 6. Wow! What a difference!
Now my workflow and everything has changed...
For example... on a weekly basis, I would drag and drop all my 'data' files from my working drive to a backup drive. I do this for everything that I use... including Act. yes, I also use the Act backup feature to a zip file. But you can never have enough backups.
In Act 6, there was no problem. It dragged and dropped with ease.
But I can not do that with 2012 Premium. Nor can I use Sugarsync, DropBox or Carbonite to backup a copy of the database to the cloud. It appears as if the SQL 'whatever' is locking the database. I did use an unlocker and was then able to drag and drop, but this is a tedious task if I have to do it everytime.
Also, I was using Sugarsync to upload a copy of my files to the cloud so that whenever I used my laptop away from the office, I could use that cloud file and it would automatically sync back. Sugarsync will not even copy the files because theya re locked by the SQL thing.
I know that Act now has a sharing and sync feature which I will examine. But does anyone have any ideas? I need to be able to drag and drop just so I can sleep at night. Do I really need to unlock the database each time?
03-09-2012 08:32 AM
Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.