03-20-2013 05:45 PM
I was out of town for two weeks and my main computer completely crashed
How do I change the remote database on my laptop to become my main database. It says it will expire so I need to do this soon!
03-20-2013 06:19 PM
Hello Cre8pix --
This should be pretty simple. Without knowing more, I am going to assume that your remote db has all the attachments too.
Create a backup of the remote db using Act's backup program.
When your main computer is restored, use the backup created from the remote db and "restore as" on the main. Once restored, you will then have to start the process over and create a new remote db.
If I skipped anything, I'm sure one of the more learned gurus on this board will add anything I missed.
03-21-2013 08:59 AM
Thanks, John. I don't know if my main computer will be restored. I only get a black screen with one small white line. It won't go to windows or even to dos.
If I make a backup of my remote database can I restore it as a main database?
03-21-2013 09:13 AM
It is possible to create a new master database from a remote. However, you would then need to recreate remote databases for all users. Any outstanding remote database will become orphaned.