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  1. Hi, Last week I was consulting with a reputable Claris Partner who warned me that the 29 thousand images (each one in their own parent folder) could be at risk of corruption if we exceeded the number allowed in our Products folder, stored within the path that leads back to the Shared/SuperContainer Directory. I was surprised as we'd always believed that Jesse's rationale for the SuperContainer architecture was based upon the premise that there was "no limit" to the number of folders that could be stored within a parent folder but there could be limit to the number of files stored wit
  2. Hi Ryan, Thank you for the Heads Up reminder on SafetyNet. I never needed it whist using Rob Russell's shell scripts which behaved admirably for the former Admin Console. I'll start using SafetyNet but wonder if Jesse can redo his video for the revised FMS Admin console. I'm finding it so much less friendly that its predecessor. Regards, John
  3. Hi, I'm looking for recommendations on Backup products and/or procedures for the images held in the SuperContainer folder, which is in the /Users/Shared folder on our FMS Mac Mini. We use BackBlaze for other Macs in our business and hope that we could extend its usage for the FM Server as I gather it does not touch the database files, nor others in the /Library/FileMaker Server folder. Thanks, John Wolff
  4. Hi again Ryan, When I've gone looking for the web-xml file in our existing FM Server running under Mojave, on a 2012 Mac Mini, I don't see that 360Works folder in the /Library folder, nor do I see it under the /Library/Filemaker Server/Web Publishing/publishing-engine/ folder. I suspect this stems from our use of SuperContainer from many earlier versions of FMS, with the installation merely rolling forward from wherever it was located then. As I'm setting up a new Mac Mini under MacOS Catalina, this will be an opportunity to fix all legacy issues. Regards, John
  5. Hi Ryan, Many thanks for your prompt reply and the helpful suggestions. From what you say it seems as though the SuperContainer server stays in its default location but points to the folders and their enclosed .jpgs in the new location as specified in the WebXML file. Is that correct? Regards, John
  6. Hi, We have some 25K images stored in the SuperContainer files on our FMServer running on a 256 GB SSD on a Mac Mini. They only occupy about 7 GB of space but I'd like to keep plenty of space free for additional DBs. Backups are moved to an external HD. As there are now external SSD's that will connect via ThunderBolt 3, with exceptional R/W speeds of up to 2800 Mb/s, I'm wondering if this is an option for offloading those SuperContainer files. And will the SuperContainer server also need to reside on that external SSD? Our Products table accesses those images and I wonder if t
  7. We have been using SuperContainer for nigh on 10 years for storing several thousand product images. Every so often we need to access the particular image via the Finder from another Mac on our 1 GB/s local network, usually to correct a file name. The files are stored in a directory on the FMS SSD under this path: /Users/Shared/SuperContainer/Files/Grandmothers Garden/Products/ The FMS is running on a 2012 4-core MacMini with macOS 10.14.6, 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD. FMS version is 18.0.2. The SuperContainer directory has these stats: 6.9 GB with 3.3 GB in the Products folder an
  8. Hi Ryan, I now recall it was two of those URL parameters that were needed in the Web Viewer but I cannot remember what they were. Noapplet might have been one and readonly another. Would that be correct? Cheers, John
  9. Hi, I've been reading thru SC documentation for the latest release of the Companion Plugin and recall seeing a short reference to a method for loading a jpg into a portal. There seemed to some special properties that needed to be added to the URL. Can someone please help me? Thanks, John Wolff, Hamilton, NZ
  10. Hi Caleb, Our internet connection between the web server and our SC server is far too slow for a direct linkage between the product page on the web site and the SC server. We also have a data cap of 100 GB/month. To get around these two restrictions, we have a FileMaker Script which transfers the image (Base64 encoded) to the mySQL table via ESS, then calls a routine which makes the image available for the web page. It works OK for the 4.5K of products that we have on the site: www.grandmothers.co.nz Since the URLs you've listed refer to multiple files inside the same parent fol
  11. Hi, We're wanting to load multiple images for each product onto a product's web page. Our web designer has made provision for this by adding a field in the product_images table for the display_order, eg 1, 2, 3 etc. I thought it would be convenient for us if we held those additional jpg images in the same folder as the first image which is already there. We'd use distinguishing suffix to the product code that also matches their display order. Will this have any unintended consequences for the SC server?? Thanks, John Wolff (Hamilton, NZ)
  12. Hi Michael, I've seen that R does indeed have an AppleScript dictionary but, as I'm no AS guru, that's as far as I've gone. Unfortunately, there is no AS dictionary for RStudio, a popular UI for R. Regards, John
  13. Hi Jeremy & Mark. I appreciate your responses and the enthusiasm you share for extending this knowledge amongst our fellow developers. As I've never attended an unconference session, I'm uncertain of its probable outcome. We'd each likely to have divergent views that we'd want to share and these could easily provide an incoherent message to interested bystanders who could, and should, become more conversant with the best tools for "Date Analysis" irrespective of how you wish to define that requirement. I therefore believe that some planning is required ahead of any unconference
  14. Hi Mark & Jeremy, I've just found this thread and find myself in complete agreement with so many of the sentiments expressed there. After listening to Luke Rochester's session at DevCon last year, I decided that one of my priorities would be to follow his recommendations and plot out some historical data on sales of various product lines from our own company, especially as we've experienced declining sales over the last two years. After pulling the data together and graphing it along with the average for the previous 12 months as Luke demonstrated, I wanted to calculate the re
  15. During DevCon, I thought I heard someone mention that it was possible to upload files from SuperContainer to the FTP directory for an externally hosted web site. I've tried to do this using the Sample Client file that comes with FTPeek but cannot get the file path correct for our SuperContainer location which is in the Shared folder on our FMS MacPro. Will this only work if the Sample Client file is also hosted by FMS? Please help!
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