Act! by Sage 10.0 Database Files via Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Posted on 2009-12-17
I am using Act! 10.0 (2008) in a small office where they have limited resources. They have a NAS (network attached storage) Linux Samba File Server where I have created a share with guest access only. I intend to store the files there so three (3) client workstations can access the database via the Samba network share.
I have run into a limitation after contacting Sage Support: apparently the host has to have the Act! 10.0 program - including SQL - installed to be able to share it and successfully use it.
I know there are alternative file sharing methods - DFS, Mapped Drives, etc - and I would like to know if there's a "hack" or alternative workaround to connecting to the database files so I do not have to install Act! on the NAS device, which is impossible anyways, since WINE does not support Act! and I don't not have the processing and memory available to handle it.