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Aussie John

Backup script error and corrupt files

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Hello all. I am running the FMS 14 backup scripts to a custom folder on the same disk as the Filemaker install. There are a number of errors generated.

  1. Schedule window Status says "permission denied" 
  2. Main Status window say "Schedule "Daily" aborted; the destination "filemac:/server HD/fmsbak/" is not writable."
  3. Folders ARE created the backup databases but some files are corrupted (although others not)
  4. The backup folders do not delete after the schedule number of backups.
  5. And only recently I can't change the folder path as nothing happens if I validate or save and to log out I have to revert.

 

Any help with this would be terrific. Thanks

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You need to manually change the permissions on the custom folder before you can set it in the FMS admin console.  Owner has to be 'fmserver' of group 'fmsadmin' with read/write/delete privs.  You can do this from the Terminal with the chown/chmod commands.  Or you can use a free tool like BatchMod.

#3 and 4 I don't understand.  If the permissions are off then FMS can't backup there.  How do you determine that the files that are there are corrupt?

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Hi Wim some of the backed up files won't open (file size in KB not MB)

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Setting the permissions for the source and the destination fixed things - thanks

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