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Hello,

I recently installed Filemaker Server 8. I have extended privleges set as well as file ownerships set to read/write. Yet when I connect to the server, the hosted database is read remotely as read only. The server has the databse listed as "normal" and I am logging in remotely with a full access account. If I stop the server, the database is no longer read only.

Any advice?

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Welcome,

This is a common problem for those working with Server 7 or 8 on OS X. FileMaker Server requires Read & Write permission to the files it hosts.

What you'll need to do is stop the Server hosting of the problem file(s), select the files in the Finder, and go to File->Get Info. In there, change the file permissions for the Group to 'fmsadmin' with 'Read & Write' permission.

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You wouldn't want to use FMP or FMP Advanced on that machine to open files that are being hosted by the Server app.

Are the hosted files located in the Data folder, or somewhere else? Double check the permissions of the folder(s) where the hosted files reside.

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event log states corrupted file.

I did recovery but recovered file is missing some formating but works on server. instead of read-only, I have full access.

So basically, some of the formating caused it not to work on the server?

I need that formatting back. any adivce?

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just read this on another post:

No luck so I shelled out the 45 bucks to talk to the guys at FM tech support. They suggested to "save a copy as" a compacted copy then recover it. I put it back into the FM server and held my breath then ... it worked.

still lost my buttons

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