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Recover ACT!

ACT! 2011 installed on computer #1.  Computer #1 crashed, but we have a backup of the filesystem.  Can we recover the ACT! database from the filesystem backup onto a new computer that we install ACT! onto?
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Mike Lazarus

8/22/2022 - Mon
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What sort of file system backup do you have?  Act! uses a database engine that tends to lock the file and some backups will not get the appropriate files.

In any case, I'd give the restoration a try.  It should not take too long and if you are doing this on a different computer you should not have anything to lose.
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The ACT! installation was running on a Windows Server 2008 R2.  The clients would hten access it from their workstations, using .PAD files.  The server is backed up nightly via Windows Server backup using VSS.

i have the company .ADF, .ALF files, as well as the database files folder.
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This solution worked perfectly!  thanks so much!
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BTW: I meant to say "VSS does NOT always correctly backup ACT! files".... so, please set up the ACT! Scheduler to create the ZIP before the VSS runs