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John May - Point In Space

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  1. Raid server setup

    mvoogt: Sorry, I can't comment on any specific products or implementations as there are just so many combinations. Wim: But that's just not correct. RAIDs are very often used for the primary goal of performace improvement, sometimes even without striping (for redundancy) to gain maximum performance. From Wikipedia: "RAID (redundant array of independent disks) is a data storage virtualization technology that combines multiple physical disk drive components into a single logical unit for the purposes of data redundancy, performance improvement, or both." - John
  2. Raid server setup

    What? RAIDs *most definitely* can solve performance issues. We use RAID 10 on all of our VMs, which provides both striping for speed and mirroring for redundancy. Definitely use a hardware controller and drives that are appropriate for RAIDing. Considering Thunderbolt is basically a direct path to the PCI bus, you should certainly be able to find external RAIDs that would suit your needs. I personally don't have any specific recommendations, though. I also can't say if a faster drive subsystem will solve your issues, as it could also be an issue of needing more RAM, processor power, etc. - John
  3. I would recommend using 360Works' support@360works.com address for help with their products, not this forum. They've been very responsive in my experience. - John
  4. NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 10, 2017 POINT IN SPACE ANNOUNCES FILEMAKER 16 CLOUD HOSTING INFORMATION CARRBORO, NC, May 10, 2017 - Point In Space Internet Solutions today released information regarding hosting FileMaker Pro 16 databases on their services. "FileMaker 16 provides many updates to the FileMaker product line, including new functions, improved scripting and enhanced security" says John May, Point In Space's President. Current Point In Space customers should contact the company directly regarding details on migrating from previous FileMaker versions. For complete details on Point In Space's FileMaker Pro 16 hosting, visit https://www.pointinspace.com/filemaker-16-cloud-hosting-information/ About Point In Space Internet Solutions Point In Space Internet Solutions is a North Carolina based company specializing in FileMaker Pro, MySQL, PHP, Lasso Professional, Web, E-Mail, Listserv and FTP cloud hosting solutions. For more information, visit Point In Space's web site at https://www.pointinspace.com/ , or contact them at info@pointinspace.com or (800) 664-8610.
  5. Is anyone making a living off FM?

    We provide professional FileMaker hosting services and have been doing so for over 18 years. Business is still going strong! - John http://www.pointinspace.com/
  6. FM15 on Mac Mini

    You may want to consider using a hosting service like ours: http://www.pointinspace.com/ We offer shared hosting accounts for as little as $29/month. - John
  7. FM 15 Serveer Hosting (Ex USA)

    We offer FileMaker hosting worldwide: http://www.pointinspace.com/ on both shared accounts and virtual dedicated servers. We have been providing professional FileMaker hosting for over 18 years. Please let me know if you have any additional questions either here or off-list to jmay(at)pointinspace.com. Thanks! - John
  8. SSL Renewal Problems

    Note that our pricing is competitive with AWS as well, once you factor in their hidden backup and processor time charges. - John
  9. Update Apache while retaining FMS custom web publishing

    You should update to OS X 10.11 or 10.12. This will update your Apache and ModSSL installs. Unfortunately, FMS 11 is not compatible with these newer OS versions so you'll need to update it as well, and then your FMPro installs too. Isn't this fun? I'm not even sure how you're running FMS 11 on OS X 10.9 as it is an unsupported OS for that version. - John
  10. SSL Renewal Problems

    This is the problem with FileMaker Cloud - there just isn't any competent support behind it. Have a look at our services for an alternative: http://www.pointinspace.com/ We've been providing professional FileMaker Hosting for over 18 years. We offer shared accounts and virtual dedicated servers running the full version of FileMaker Server (no limitations like FileMaker Cloud), and include complete management with all of our accouts. For example, we would easily be able to assist with the SSL renewal issues you are having. - John
  11. SSL Renewal Problems

    I don't really understand those (proprietary) DNS configuration screens - we just configure BIND directly here. You can use any (sub)domain you want for your certificate, as long as it has an associated A and not CNAME record. - John
  12. SSL Renewal Problems

    You need to point a (sub)domain being used for SSL with an A record, not a CNAME record. - John
  13. FileMaker Server 15 VM settings

    Processor cores are usually assigned on-demand, but RAM should definitely be statically (not dynamically) assigned. Dyanmically assigned RAM is a bad idea no matter what you're running on a VM server. - John
  14. FileVault 2 and FMServer

    We use 2009 Xserves here. 8 core Xeons with hyperthreading for 16 virtual cores, with up to 192GB RAM. Backended to Fibre Channel SANs. Definitely not slouches and handle *lots* of traffic. Processors haven't made it that far since these machines' inception, despite what system manufacturers may tell you. - John
  15. FileVault 2 and FMServer

    Curions what all y'all's reasoning is for not recommending OS X as a host system for FileMaker Server. We, obviously, run *lots* of OS X systems with FileMaker Server here and rarely have any problems with them. Historically, we have seen considerably fewer bug reports regarding FileMaker Server on OS X vs Windows as well. - John
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