Move application database to a new location
Users will often need to move their application database file (apecal.mdb) from
the initial location,
to a new location to make the database easier to backup or to place it in a more
central location to share with additional users.
Before moving the database file, ensure the application is closed.
Find Database File
Before moving the ‘apecal.mdb’ file, find its location. If you need help,
see the help page
on finding your database file before moving to the
Move Database File
Choose the new location either on a shared network or the same computer and move
the ‘apecal.mdb’ file from its
original location to the new location.
Note 1: If moving the database file to a network location,
grant appropriate user permissions
to that new location depending on who needs access.
Note 2: When moving a database, rename or backup to a different
location the database from
the first location. The goal is to ensure that the program does not mistakenly
connect to the old database
sometime in the future thereby making the users assume that data is lost (old db has
Point Application to New Location
Point the Ape Application to the new location by starting the application.
When the application discovers the
‘apecal.mdb’ file is missing from its known location, it will show the following ‘Choose
Database Type’ dialog:
From within this dialog, select ‘BROWSE to Existing Database’ and click the [Continue]
Browse to and select the new
database location and click the [Open] button.
The Ape Database Software should start as normal and will remember this new location.
Last Updated: 28 Nov 2016
Compatibility: Calibration Control Version 8 and higher