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Panther&FM Server 5.5v4 alert, dont run FM6 on it


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Right now I been running for 2 weeks a FM Server 5.5v4 for a small network where the only Mac is the Server in this case a G5. Users dont have any trouble at all running windows 98, millenium, XP, all with FM6 using the host button to get in. But if I run FM6 on the G5 server at the same time FM server 5.5v4 is running, the data bases get damaged when stopping the FM server config application, I suppouse.

I am oppening the served databases using the host button on the G5 itself because I need to use the G5 as a client and as server at the same time. I cant discard FMS because of auto back ups.

I havent been able to find out if doing this simultaneous running of FMS 5.5v4 and FM6 is the cause or not. But if you try to do it nothing will prevent you to do so. It even will look everything is ok until you close your FM6 and later closing the FM server 5.5v4 on the same machine will damage the files if you try to open them with FM6 alone, you will know at that moment, not before, that your files are damaged.

If any one can confirm this happening or by doing it on your FM Server 5.5v4 with panther and FM6 on the same machine, maybe serving many computers, windows mainly, I will be grateful to know. Maybe we have a bug here to report.

Mauricio

Platform: G5 / Version: Panther

FileMaker Version: FM Server 5.5v4 and FM6

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"I havent been able to find out if doing this simultaneous running of FMS 5.5v4 and FM6 is the cause or not... If any one can confirm this happening or by doing it on your FM Server..."

WARNING: Kids, don't try this at home! It's not a bug.

I can pretty much assure you that opening the file simultaneously in FMP and FMS has caused the problem. It's a known issue, too, and not just with Panther: it'll probably happen with any OS and any version. You could probably open *any* file in two programs and see the same thing happen.

Opening the file in FMP after closing it in FMS is usually safe. I do it regularly, but only after double-checking the files are indeed closed in FMS.

I've just looked through the FMS Best Practices White Paper, and it says "... if someone is able to access the files directly while FileMaker Server is hosting the files, the files themselves could be come corrupted through inappropriate access." That is in reference to file sharing through a network volume, not specifically running FMP and FMS on the same box. But I guess it's the same thing.

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