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Moving files on Server

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Hi all,

I was lucky enough to be the first database manager to have his databases put on our then new company server (V9). The administrators just placed my files in the server root. I would like to move then into a folder to seperate them on the server from all the other files (all in folders)

What is the safest and easiest way to do this. I now have admin privileges.

Any advice is appreciated.

WM

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If they are on the root of the server's hard disk, then they likely aren't hosted in which case you can simply just move them. If they are already hosted because somebody included the server's root as an additional database folder in FileMaker Server then you'll need to close those files first using the FM Server Admin Console.

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Check to see if they are hosted by looking at the list in the Admin Console.

Close all files, then stop the FileMaker Server database service from within the Console.

Place files in a folder where you want them to be. Then you will have to use the option in the Console to tell FMS where the alternate folder is located. You can have one alternate folder along with the default location in the FMS directory.

Steven

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Thanks for the help.

Just seemed odd to me you could make a folder and move new databases into it on the console, but there is no means to move files internally??? Not that that is something you what to do very often.

Again thanks.

Bill

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