12-16-2009 03:09 PM
I have one database I'm trying to share between my office computer and my home office computer. I would like to access the same database from both locations. I login to the office server using remote desktop from home.
Since my act software at home can't load directly from the server, here's what i thought would work to share the database:
- Load the database at home, make changes, save the database to the local hard drive
- Copy the database from the local hard drive to the server
- Copy the database from the server to my office hard drive
- Load the database on the office computer, make changes, save the database to the local hard drive
- Copy the database to the server
The problem I'm having is that changes made on the other computer aren't showing up when I load the copied database. For instance, the database has 250 contacts. I load it at home and add 10 more. When I get to work and load the copy off the server, it only has 250 contacts. Then I add 30 while at work and when I get back home the database only has 260. I can't get any changes to be recognized on the other computer.
Any suggestions how to fix this or even a better way to accomplish what I'm trying to do?
Is there a cached version of the database somewhere that I need to clear before I load the copy from the server or is there a special way I need to save the database each time?
12-17-2009 06:06 AM
You need to do this via sync.
You'd only have Application Sync as the other options are only in the Premium versions
12-17-2009 02:55 PM
You cannot copy a database to different locations and then have them sync.
That was possible (although not happy) back in the pre-Act! 2005 days, but no more.
And, that is a good thing.
Much harder to do sync wrong now - it either syncs or it doesn't - instead of allowing you to sync WRONGLY screwing things up while thinking you are good.
Check out Mike's post and/or search Help.act.com