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I am working with a small non-profit. We usually have 2 concurrent users on a development/fundraising db, rarely up to 4 concurrent users. We own 7 licenses, but recently the library db has moved to the web view method and that seems to satisfy that group. That db was used primarily in a read only mode, so the web viewer is ideal for that.

Lately we have added a bunch of tables to the more intensively used database and more and more I seet the coffee cup or get weird results, like being moved to a layout I was not using. I am wondering if this meeans time to try to get FMP Server? Is there something I should read on this?

This is an all windows environment.

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I had the idea everyone would say, GET IT! : )

I have a follow up question, they run a linux server, but have a windows box for some apps that won't run on linux, among others the print service and a quick books service, would FMP Server be ok with the other services? Does it run on linux?

Thanks for all the advice so far!

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[would FMP Server be ok with the other services? Does it run on linux?/quote]

No to the Linux question; it used to, but no longer does so. And best practices and safety indicate that FMS should run on its own dedicated server box. It does not have to be a behemoth server, but it needs to be a good quality machine with best drives available. Presumes, of course, that you value your data.

See the Server Tech Brief:

http://www.filemaker.com/downloads/pdf/techbrief_fm8_server.pdf

Steven

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