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Simple question - difficult action?????

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Simple question - difficult action?????

How do I email my ACT 10.0 data base from work - to home?

Home has no contacts - work is building up.

I tried emailing the .pad file home - and open - message = no network access.

Which files do I email ? ADF / PAD / ????

 

Thank you.

 

Eric

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Re: Simple question - difficult action?????

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The pad file is a simple "shortcut" to the sql database. ADF is the SQL DB, and ALF the log file for this DB.

 

 

Create a backup of your database. And restore it at home. Have a look at this KB article for more information.

 

 

 

Content edit.  Corrected KB link.

Message Edited by dlunceford on 09-24-2008 08:39 AM

Xavier Nyssen

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Re: Simple question - difficult action?????

Only problem - the back up I created last night - evidentially doesn't contain a "back up file"

Machine at work said "back up complete" to my jump drive.

Very disappointed in this method of moving DB's

 

Any other suggestions?

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Re: Simple question - difficult action?????

Did you do a restore or a Restore As? To move a database you need to do the Restore As.
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Re: Simple question - difficult action?????

Thank you for the tip.

It aborted abnormally.

There was a previous user on my work PC - Holly - she used Act 2007.

I loaded Act 10 2008

In the abort - it shows her name HOLLY01 - in the my documents line of the back up.

It shows lots of .bak problems.

 

How do I remove ALL of 2007 and my current act - so I can download fresh and start from scratch - WITHOUT losing my current DB?