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How can I get the Database to auto-startup?

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I just switched over to an OSX server and upgraded to 5.5 and would like to know if I could have FM pro server start automatically if lets say it crashes or should restarts.

Any Idea? This was pretty easy to figure out in OS9 server...

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Looks like there are instructions at the FileMaker website...

http://www.filemaker.com/ti/107911.html

but it's not for the fainthearted. Anyone had any luck with this procedure.

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My experience with FMServer on OSX is that I'd rather NOT have it start automatically, specially after a crash.

I've seen 'it' starting up, checking a database for corruption and 'eating' the file whilst doing that...

I'd rather make a backup of what's left of the files after a crash and then opening them in client or recovering them with a client when necessary.

Sorry, the direct answer to your question is 'no'

Best regards,

Ernst.

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I wonder if one could launch an applescript to replace the database files with the most recent backup and then auto-start the server...

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Although I find it again 'not for the fainthearted',

I think this could be done.

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Seems like a good work around... as long as you can count on the backup not getting corrupted.

It shouldn't be too complicated -- with the exception of scripting the shell commands. I think that should be straight forward, but I've no experience. Once I get some freetime, I delve into it. Let me know if you have any luck.

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