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  1. Compact the file. Turn indexing on and off on the field to reindex... Double check that indexing language is English.
  2. I wasn't quite sure which sub-forum this would go into so my choice was quite arbitrary. I've had a problem with this for a long time and haven't heard from anyone despite searching the forums and google. The issue is when manually performing a calculated replace on a field with over thousands of records. The little status window pops up and starts counting down how many records are left and too often it does the replace on the first 500 then just stall until cancel is clicked. Many times this forced me to omit 500 records a time and do the replace in batches, pretty annoying. 500 is
  3. My first guess is that pkzip or gzip may be corrupt and isn't producing viable archives. System reinstall should do it but if you don't want to waste that time trying to copy those components from a similar machine might be worth a shot.
  4. i don't recall if FP7 has the length function but that's what you need to do. Create a calculation field Length (containerfield) This gives you size of the container field in bytes. Do Length(containerfield)/1024 for kilobytes :(
  5. I think any generation MacPro would serve you just fine, even a late era G5 tower would be fine. 15 users doesn't necessarily warrant an xserve. Fast drives are good, ideally you want to have an external raid of fast disks for your active files to reside on. Whichever machine you use you don't want to go with less than 4 GB of ram. I haven't used FMS on any windows based machine so I can't comment. But reliability and ease of OS X must be considered. Good luck.
  6. I doubt it Lately my role has shifted to include web development and sys admin, less filemaker...
  7. Nice to hear from you again Mr. Vodka Did you mean creating a Filemaker script in my files to be executed by the server which will move/copy my files to a specified path? I didn't know this was possible...or did you mean having the server just execute a shell script that'll do it's unixy voodoo? Thanks Wim! I was a big fan of your back_to_zip script. But since our files are quite large I decided to just backup the deltas. I'll try to script this myself but I'll keep my eyes open for your contribution.
  8. I've had the same problem too. I think it may have something to do with the order in which you install java updates and the server itself. Annoyed me too but I finally got it as well. Or maybe I'm wrong...
  9. I'm really enjoying the fact that FMS 10 is able to do retention by timestamping consecutive backups. This surely saves a lot of time since before I needed to create dozens of schedules on FMS 9 to have an acceptable amount of retained backups. Now I'm trying to setup an automated shell command to perform rsync on the day's backup to an offsite server through ssh. The problem is that I need to have a predictable path to the backed up day's files so that my files properly do an incremental sync to the server without reuploading everything from scratch. Since each time the server perf
  10. Very nice. Any problems connecting to a server over TCP/IP?
  11. It really has to do with how much data the machine will be processing and "serving" to clients. If you have a 2 MB address book type application then I reckon a Mac Mini will work fine for up to 20 people. But if you have 1 GB solution with hundreds of fields and calculations then your mileage may suffer. The Mac Mini may work fine for you just get plenty of ram, don't run anything else on it, and preferably get a 7200 RPM drive. And be ready to upgrade if needed.
  12. Hi Guys, First time I'll be going. I'm a pretty new developer (~8 months in) doing in-house work for a company in Los Angeles. Hoping to walk away with new insight about filemaker universe and also understand my/our place in the grand scheme of filemaking shenanigans. Would be glad to grab a drink if anyones up :
  13. Thank you very much for your reply. I've heard about this type of rig to cram more drives into a G5. I am hesitant to go that far myself because I always felt like it's a bad idea to mess with the internal structure of the G5, especially for the very late models that generate enormous amount of heat as it is. In addition to that, I haven't seen any benchmark results but supposedly software raid that apple provides is less efficient than an array running through a hardware processor. I just want RAID 5 parity through an independent enclosure. I don't really want to spend thousands eit
  14. Hi guys, I am looking to set up a Quad 2.5 G5 Tower as a server for about 35 clients. I am trying to find out what is the best way to squeeze out as much performance as possible. 1) I heard that fast drives (10,000 or 15,000 RPM) make tremendous difference. I can't find any external FW800 or SCSI RAID with these kind of hard drives. At least ones that are not server racks. 2) Does it seem like a good idea to get two 15,000 RPM drives and use OS X mirror option and run the operating software and the files off those drives, or should I really look for some kind of an external solu
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