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How to run a scipt daily using FM4 (Win) client?


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Hello

I'm tying to figure out how I can automate backups of my fm dbs.

I wrote a script that will "Save a copy" then I have a different machine FTP in and copy it out but this script has to be run manually.

In my current hack I use windows scheduler to run IE everynight, I made IE home site an FM Web url that runs the script then the scheduler kills IE after 5 minutes.

However I have little fatih in IE and don't like having the script URL as the home page cause once in a while I like to open IE up and don't want to run the script. And gossh darn it there has got to be a better way.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Mike

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Make another FMP database that runs the backup script as an external script, then closes itself. Get scheduler to run this file.

Just make sure that none of the databases have users attached or the script will wait for them to log-off. The Status[CurrentUserCount] is good for this.

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Won't work cause the Windows scheduler only runs programs, not files.

DO you know of any program that will open files on a scheduled basis?

[This message has been edited by zorn (edited November 14, 2000).]

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I use Windows 2000 server's Scheduled Tasks to open a FileMaker FILE (for scheduling purposes) and it works just fine ! Maybe it's different with other versions of Windows...

If nothing else you can probably schedule a BAT file that opens the FMP file...

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