Garmin DB Mgr does not work with MacOS Ventura

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Garmin DB Mgr does not work with MacOS Ventura

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Trying to update my DBs yesterday I got an error in the Garmin Database manager and was unable to download the DBs.

I called Garmin support this morning and was told that Garmin's Database Manager does not work with Ventura and was advised to use some other computer.
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Re: Garmin DB Mgr does not work with MacOS Ventura

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Boatguy wrote: Thu Nov 03, 2022 4:42 pm Trying to update my DBs yesterday I got an error in the Garmin Database manager and was unable to download the DBs.

I called Garmin support this morning and was told that Garmin's Database Manager does not work with Ventura and was advised to use some other computer.
Yeah, I discovered this last week. Fortunately I've got Parallels with Windows also installed on my Mac -- so I installed the Windows version of Garmin's Database Manager that still works correctly.
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Re: Garmin DB Mgr does not work with MacOS Ventura

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I use MAC also - thx for heads up, I’ll just stop MAC OS update so I can continue to use (I have a dedicated MAC Air for DB updates)
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Re: Garmin DB Mgr does not work with MacOS Ventura

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Boatguy wrote: Thu Nov 03, 2022 4:42 pm Trying to update my DBs yesterday I got an error in the Garmin Database manager and was unable to download the DBs.

I called Garmin support this morning and was told that Garmin's Database Manager does not work with Ventura and was advised to use some other computer.
Russ, thanks for the heads up.

I'm still using the older "Fly Garmin" app on my Mac.
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Can I assume that you moved up to the actual Database Manager that came out say 6+ months ago??... and that I may be OK with continuing to use the old FlyGarmin App on my Mac (Monterey or if I were to update to Ventura)??

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Re: Garmin DB Mgr does not work with MacOS Ventura

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Yes, I had moved to the Database Mgr that came out earlier this year.

I have no idea if the older version works under Ventura, but since they did not test the new version on Ventura, I think it's highly unlikely they tested the old one. So the only way to find out is to do it, and then of course you have way to go back. I suggest it's probably safest to stay with Monterey for the moment.

When I encountered this problem I deleted what I had, downloaded a fresh copy from the Gamin site, and installed it. Then it failed again. Since Garmin knew about this problem, they should have put a notice on the download page. I don't know if or how they intend to let us know when the new version is working with Ventura.

The version I have that does not work is 22.11.1. No guarantees, but I would hope that any later version is compatible with Ventura.
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Re: Garmin DB Mgr does not work with MacOS Ventura

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For those using Jeppesen JDM, it has a notice from September to hold off updating to Ventura due to problems they discovered during testing.

There is no such notice in the iOS/iPad OS versions.
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The older version flyGarmin for Mac is also unfortunately busted by installing MacOS Ventura. I tried using that first before later installing the newer Garmin Database Manager stand-alone application. Neither works with MacOS Ventura, which is why I was forced to install Database Manager under Windows.
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Re: Garmin DB Mgr does not work with MacOS Ventura

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Boatguy wrote: Thu Nov 03, 2022 7:27 pm When I encountered this problem I deleted what I had, downloaded a fresh copy from the Gamin site, and installed it. Then it failed again. Since Garmin knew about this problem, they should have put a notice on the download page. I don't know if or how they intend to let us know when the new version is working with Ventura.
The flyGarmin website now has this notice:
"The Garmin Aviation Database Manager is not yet compatible with the recently released macOS Ventura. Thank you for your patience as we work to update the Garmin Aviation Database Manager."

I assume that when that notice is gone, the app will work again. Some random support forum that I found had a garmin rep saying they're actively working on fixing this.
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Re: Garmin DB Mgr does not work with MacOS Ventura

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Updated data cards for my GNS units today. I confirmed that JDM for MacOS still does not work with Ventura. Instead I used JDM/iOS 16.x/Wombat and it worked fine.
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Re: Garmin DB Mgr does not work with MacOS Ventura

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haykinson wrote: Fri Nov 04, 2022 1:03 am The flyGarmin website now has this notice:
"The Garmin Aviation Database Manager is not yet compatible with the recently released macOS Ventura. Thank you for your patience as we work to update the Garmin Aviation Database Manager."

I assume that when that notice is gone, the app will work again. Some random support forum that I found had a garmin rep saying they're actively working on fixing this.
I don't see that notice, but it still does not work. I can't find the old Garmin Connect using the links they provide. I've not updated my wife's Mac to Ventura so I'm using that for now.
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