How to change a workstation into a standalone temporarily after a server failure
|Sage 50—U.S. Edition|
- Sage 50 server failed
- Open data on a workstation temporarily while server is being repaired
- How to change a workstation into a standalone
- Close all instances of the software running.
- On the workstation you wish to make the temporary host, create a new local data path. Follow Article ID 10529: “Using the Sage 50 Database Repair Utility” in the Related Resources Section
- Do one of the following:
- If you have made Sage 50 backups from the server, follow the instructions listed in the Related Resources article to restore the Sage 50 backup
- If you have Windows file backups, copy and paste the individual company files into the new data path
- Open Sage 50.
- Click on Open an Existing Company.
- Click on Browse.
- You should now be able to open your companies.
You will only be adding to, but never overriding the files in the new data path. It is also recommended that you only perform this step on one workstation. If the other workstations needs to access the data also, please consult an IT person on how to share data and remap on the other workstations.
If the server will be replaced, see Article ID 37168 “I am replacing my server. What do I need to do” in related resources for additional steps.
Source: Sage Community forums.
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