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Graham A

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I am working on an Apple Mac G3 running filemakerPro 5.5 on OS9.2.1

I am trying to open a databse running filemaker 5.5 server on a linux host networked server.

I have placed the database and related database in the /var/fmserver directory.

I have installed the Server Administration plug-in and restarted both systems.

As far as I can see (with my limited knowledge) everything is set up correctly but when I go into the Remote Administration dialogue box the database name is not listed.

When I click on Open File in the Remote Administration dialogue box both the database and the related database are present but when I double click on them I get an error message

Error occurred; unable to open file.

I feel a real achievement at getting this far having not known Linux or FMserver before today, does anyone have any ideas how I can cross this last bridge.

If you need any more information re my setup please get back to me



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Hi everyone

I have solved my own problem but just in case anyone is in the same position stop pulling your hair out and read this.

The answer is that on the Linux server you highlight the database, right click and scroll down to 'Properties' set to read and write (any database protection should have previously been put in place ) restart filemaker server (fmserverd stop)(fmserverd start) and check that database files are open (fmserverd files)

You should now be all singing and dancing and happy with life!!!


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