11-30-2009 09:50 PM
I've just upgraded from Act 6 to 12. I'm used to working on my database at work, backing up to a usb device, taking it home, and restoring the database to the home computer, and visa versa. Act 2010 won't let me restore the backup copy with Restore and then Save because it says that you must use "save as" when you restore to a different computer than the database was created....fine. When I "save as" it says "A database with that name already exists. Type a unique name for the database." Why? After going from home to work and visa versa 6 times, I would have 6 copies of the database with different names on it on each computer. What am I missing?
11-30-2009 10:04 PM
12-01-2009 07:56 AM
12-01-2009 08:15 AM
Other than cluttering your hard drive and causing some slowness in the computer boot process while all of the databases are opened, no. I would suggest deleting all but the most recent version of thed database.
As to synchronization, there is a third party product called Hamachi that can be used to setup a virtual network through the WEB. Here is a link to the knowledgebase document on setting it up.