06-08-2010 01:16 PM
I am fairly new to ACT 2009 and currently only use my ACT database on my office desktop computer. I would like to start using my database my laptop so I can take it on the road and work from home. How do I make get a workable copy of my database from my desktop to my laptop is my first question, and my second question is how do I sync the two databases so the most recent information is utilized?
06-08-2010 01:23 PM
Welcome to the Act! Online Community!
The first question for you is: do you have a network in place that allows your laptop and desktop to communicate (share files)? You will need a network connection to be able to synchronize.
To synchronize you will need to use what is called a 'Remote' database. This Remote database will be created from the main (Publisher) database and restored on the laptop to be a fully functioning database. When the 2 computers are connected to the network, you will be able to initiate a sync from the Remote.
For information on creating a Remote database, visit this article:
06-08-2010 01:36 PM
Certainly the least expensive (free) method is to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service called Hamachi. For information on setting up the Hamachi VPN visit this article: Setting Up Hamachi VPN
Note: Even though we provide instructions for it, Sage does not support the VPN or it's setup.