Note: These instructions are for MainBoss. For sending us a MainBoss Basic 2.9 database, click here.
First, create a SQL Server backup file containing your database. Make sure the name of the backup file contains no spaces or other odd characters (anything other than letters, numbers, underscores, or periods). For instructions on how to create a backup file, click here.
Transmitting your database is usually much faster if you compress it into a ZIP file first.
Once you have created a ZIP file containing your database, you can sent it to Thinkage. The easiest way is by using HTTP (described in the next section). However, if the file is large, you may prefer to use FTP (described later in this web page).
Whether you send your file by HTTP or FTP, please notify Thinkage when your file has been sent (e.g. by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org).
Once you have created a ZIP file containing your database, you can send it to us using the form below:
Please fill out this form to submit the ZIP file containing your database. Note: The upload begins when you click the Submit button. You won't see any response until the upload is finished; that may take a long time, depending on the size of the ZIP file and the speed of your Internet connection.
If you try to send a very large file (e.g. more than 1 GB), the operation will not succeed and from our end, it will look like no data was sent. If so, you'll have to use FTP (described later in this web page).
To send us a file using FTP, you must use Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer or some other web browser). Follow these steps:
ftp://ftp.thinkage.ca/incoming(Don't copy the address from this page, or else Windows will forget the name of the file you want to send.)
Since the incoming folder is write-only, you won't see your file in the folder after it's copied. However, Windows will tell you that the file has been copied.