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Sharing one database with two separate computers

Tuned Listener
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Country: United States

Sharing one database with two separate computers

I use ACT! Pro 2011 Version 13.0.401.0.   It is a database I use at work on a non-networked computer.  What are my options to use this database on my home laptop.  The change to SQL complicated how I once did it.  The business owner prefers that I shut down the computer each night (big time lightening strike 6 weeks ago).  Prior to the lightening strike, I used LogMeIn.  I have HandHeld Contact, but the activities feature do do filter my activities and sends 1400 activities (which in turn crash the HandHeld App).  Looking for simple options.  Thanks, Jack

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Country: USA

Re: Sharing one database with two separate computers

The synchronization panel allows you to schedule the syncs. I assume that you have your home computer set as the remote. If you leave your home computer on durring the day with a sync scheduled for late afternoon that should update your home computer and you can shut off your office computer.

Roy Laudenslager
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Tuned Listener
Posts: 29
Country: United States

Re: Sharing one database with two separate computers

Thank you Roy.  Is there a link to directions so I have the settings correct on both computers?  This sync is accomplished via the internet, correct?

Thanks, Jack

Tuned Listener
Posts: 29
Country: United States

Re: Sharing one database with two separate computers

I don't have the feature to use the Internet in my Synchronization Panel just a network.  It appears that ACT 2011 Pro does not offer that feature.  What other options are availale to sync my desktop and my home (remote) laptop?

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Posts: 6,651
Country: USA

Re: Sharing one database with two separate computers

I've set several syncs up with VPN through Hamachi. Check here.

 

http://tinyurl.com/5cbkr2

Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129