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Perform on server best practises document / white paper
By Joost Miltenburg
I would like to know if there is a white paper / best practises document of perform script on server ?
Specifically, I would like some tips on how to do debugging of scripts that perform on server. I have some scripts that run fine on client, no errors. No result on server.
Funny messages appearing in system.log
Anyone knows what the following endlessly repeating messages appearing in system.log in 10.11.1/FM Server 14.0.4 may mean?
fmserverd: LaunchServices: Database mapping failed with result -10822, retrying
fmserverd: LaunchServices: received XPC_ERROR_CONNECTION_INTERRUPTED trying to map database
I get about 13 of those repeating in bursts every minute.
Having trouble with hosting databases on the FM14 Server
The office that I work at currently has Filemaker 12 Pro and the the 12 Server; however, recently, we have made the decision of upgrading to both 14 Pro and 14 Server. Before we bought the actual server and the licences, we wanted to test out the trial version of both. We set up a server machine for the 14 Server, and downloaded the 14 Pro Trial on both the server machine and a client computer.
We have tried hosting our current databases with the fmp12 extension on the 14 Server Trial, but we are having great problem with this. To be honest, I don't have any experience with servers, I have only worked with the Pro side of Filemaker, so I have absolutely no idea what is going on.
What we tried doing was copying and pasting our databases to the server machine in a folder we dedicated for FM14 Server, and mapped the server to the folder. The databases show up on the activity tab, and have the status of "normal." We can't access these on the client machine, even though we have tried opening them remotely.
Yesterday I also called the filemaker contact number, and the person there suggested that I setup the Pro Trial also on the server machine and open the database that we wanted to upload to the FM14 Server. They then told me to click on File-->Sharing-->Upload to Filemaker Server, then select the server, enter in the server admin information. I did all this, but I got an error saying "Connection failed."
If someone could please help me out, I'd really appreciate it.
Thanks in advance.
Hosted File accessible through computers but Filemaker Go (Ipads) not finding Host or Hosted Remote File
I'm having a bit of an issue with my hosted Filemaker Maker 12 Pro file. I just changed the host server to a new computer and got it up and running to share my filemaker file.
I can access the remote file from other computers with Filemaker 12 installed no problem, but my Ipads with Filemaker Go on them cannot find the host, or the hosted file.
I have attempted to add the Host by using the host IP address on the Filemaker Go 13 app (and even double check it was the correct IP by viewing the remote file on my laptop) but I still cannot get the Ipads/Filemaker Go to find the Host or the Hosted remote File.
I had no problem serving the file from my laptop before switching over servers. I find it curious that my laptop find the remote file and host no problem but my Filemaker Go Ipad app seem to be un able to find the Host or remote file.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.
Run Filemaker Pro 13 on own in-house server?
By Karlos Fandango
Having created two Filemaker Pro 13 databases, and used them for sometime on one computer, we have now built a new office with...
Three new PC Workstations An in-house server [not a NAS] All linked via ethernet ...are wondering if we can put the two databases on the new 'in-house-server' and access them from each workstation via the ethernet network?
Having contacted Filemaker, they told me in no uncertain terms that if I placed the database on a NAS [Network Attached Storage] it would corrupt the file, but then I wasn't aware that we were having a inhouse-server fitted so didn't asked regarding that option at the time.
[A] The lady at Filemaker said that if we wanted to access a Filemaker Pro 13 database on up to... I think she said 'five?' computers, it must be located on one of the computers hard drives with Filemaker open, and then map the other workstations to that file with each running their own Filemaker Pro 13 program.
• The reason we are trying to avoid that option, and get it on the 'in-house server' is because a tech company is monitoring, backing-up, restoring and managing that server externally saving us the worry. In other words we want to dump all that responsibility on them.
• The reason we are trying to avoid using Filemaker Server is not only because our internet is very slow, but currently intermittent.
At the end of the day I'm guessing we will will have to go for option [A], but don't like it because one computer has to be running all of the time even when not in use, as well as the issue that if it won't boot, crashes or whatever everyone is unable to access the database. The in-house sever will back-up that workstation but still... if we can we would prefer to run the databases from the in-house server itself.
One guy from the tech-company said that if we want to run it on the in-house server, we need to upgrade to "Filemaker Server"... if that is the case would we then have to upgrade all of our current Filemaker 13 programs to version 14... to access the databases? Personally I'm not sure he is right.
SO, to clarify....
Can we run our databases on our in-house server with Filemaker Pro 13. Or are we required to upgrade to Filemaker-server on one or more workstations? Or is our only option [A] Again, we can not run it from Filemaker's server because of an unreliable internet connect which could isolate the office from the database at any given time.
Any advice would be appreciated, Karlos.