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I have an FMP server here in San Francisco and want to host the same database on a server in Tokyo for speed and accessibility issues. Is it possible to use a product like EMC Replistor to keep the files current on both servers and have the SF users access the SF server and the Japanese users to access the Tokyo server?

Would anyone have a suggestion as to how this would be accomplished. Does anyone know of a situation like this that exists?

HELP!!!

Thanks,

Kenny

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Kenny,

This is the only sycronization application for FM that I have heard of.

http://www.worldsync.com/syncdek/

I have not used it myself so I'm not recommending it, just pointing you in one direction.

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You might try hosting in Claifornia with Tokyo connecting across the WAN. See how that works first. If it is not robust enough then ther are several alternatives.

FileMaker Sever's WAN based performance has improved dramatically.

If you need assistance contact me back channel.

Steven

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I can confirm that FM 8.5 has transformed the WAN performance of Filemaker. If it is still not good enough for you then consider using the separation model so that the raw data is all that will need to be transferred.

I think the SyncDeK product that has been mentioned is suitable where you have people out on the road or in a disconnected office. When these clients connect things get synched. I don't think it is suitable for synchronizing two independent servers. Maybe they would say otherwise,

Norman

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I don't think it is suitable for synchronizing two independent servers. Maybe they would say otherwise,

They likely would, and do. That's one of its principal purposes.

BTW, The Separation Model™ technique has nothing to do with the physical separation of data from logic and UI. It properly focuses on the architectural and logical separation aspects. It is fully useable standalone, LAn, WAN, or IWP.

HTH

Steven

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The Separation Model™ technique has nothing to do with the physical separation of data from logic and UI. It properly focuses on the architectural and logical separation aspects. It is fully useable standalone, LAn, WAN, or IWP.

Be that as it may, there will be solutions for which the separation model should lead to less data being transferred from server to client. Maybe in 8.5 Filemaker is intelligent enough just to transfer the raw data and not all the calculations and containers that might go with it. Maybe I'm wrong? Please let me know,

Norman

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