dysong3

some databases won't open

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Hi,

 

I just installed FMS 15 and have found that a couple of my databases won't open in FMS15 once they have been uploaded.  I have tried recovering them before uploading but all to no avail.  Would anyone have any ideas what might be going wrong here?

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FMS15 has a new setting that does not allow files to be hosted if the full access account has no password set.    Admin Consoe > Database Server > Security tab, all the way at the bottom.

While you can toggle it off, it is obviously a lot more secure to set a pw for your full access accounts.

 

As an aside: do the recovery only on copies of your files, don't do that on the actual files.  There is always the risk of damage.

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Thanks so much for that. I knew there had to be a catch ... which would have taken me ages to decypher. 

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