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I moved a bunch of FMP Server hosted files from our OS 9 server to OS X server. I have a file for example Alternative School Master2002.fp5 being hosted by the FMP Server. I can access via FMP using Open Remote and then navigate to the OS X fmp host (xserve1) and then open the file. Now I have users that will via the finder Navigate to the shared directory and double click on the same file! When the file was hosted by FMP 5 Server in OS 9 the double clicked file would open as a guest of the FMP Server. Now under OS X is warns me that I'm about ready to host a database on a remote volume. This gives me the impression that I am trying to open the database twice. In fact I can do this after I have the database open via remote host and then double clicking from the finder I will have two copies.

Ok, I know this is bad. What I'm trying to figure out is why is it happening. I couple of ittems that I noticed. First the Xserve1 FMP server doesn't show up as a local host. I have added it to my host list as a permanent host.

TIA

Paul

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You should never share the directory (or even machine) that is hosting the DB. This can lead to file corruption. You could create opener files for your users that will execute open remote[] scripts that open whatever files you want.

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Reed is absolutely correct. NEVER use file sharing to share FileMaker files!!!!!!!

You should read this NOW:

http://www.filemaker.com/downloads/pdf/fms_best_practices.pdf

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Thanks for the info. That is what I realized but my real question was why under OS 9 in the same situation did the double clicking open it up from the Served copy and not try to open it up a second time. Thanks for the link to the "Best Practices" pdf.

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