06-09-2010 02:01 PM
06-10-2010 07:31 AM
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You will want the backup file copied to the local hard drive before restoring. What is the error you are receiving with the Restore As process?
If you have access to the old hard drive files, your database is comprised of 4 pieces:
3 files: 'databasename.ADF', 'databasename.ALF', 'databasename.PAD'
1 folder: 'databasename-Database Files'
If you can recover these pieces, you can copy them to your new computer (don't copy the PAD file) and use the ADF to open your database (In Act! > File > Open Database > changes 'Files of Type' from PAD to ADF).
08-27-2010 08:30 AM
I have something similar. A customer of ours had a server crash. He has off site backups, but all he was backing up was the .zip files.
I tried a "restore as" and it says that it does not contain any database information. Also, when I try to extract the files, everything extracts, except for the .pad file. I have searched the .zip and haven't found any .adf files.
They have Act 2007. I am trying to restore to a different server with the same ACT version.