Host databases in different folders with FMPserver(PC) !? 
Author Message
 Host databases in different folders with FMPserver(PC) !?
Is it possible using FileMaker Server (pc version).
To host databases in different folders !?


Sat, 23 Feb 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Host databases in different folders with FMPserver(PC) !?

Server will open any file that is in the same folder as the Server App,
and it will also open any file that is within a folder that is in the
same folder as the Server App. So, the answer to your question is "Yes"
Quote:

> Is it possible using FileMaker Server (pc version).
> To host databases in different folders !?



Sat, 23 Feb 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Host databases in different folders with FMPserver(PC) !?
also, I'm pretty sure you can just have a shortcut in the Server folder.  The data file(s) can actually be held on
another machine on the network.
Quote:

> Server will open any file that is in the same folder as the Server App,
> and it will also open any file that is within a folder that is in the
> same folder as the Server App. So, the answer to your question is "Yes"


> > Is it possible using FileMaker Server (pc version).
> > To host databases in different folders !?



Sat, 23 Feb 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Host databases in different folders with FMPserver(PC) !?
Wow, remote hosting with the Server version...



: also, I'm pretty sure you can just have a shortcut in the Server folder.
The data file(s) can actually be held on
: another machine on the network.
:
:
: > Server will open any file that is in the same folder as the Server App,
: > and it will also open any file that is within a folder that is in the
: > same folder as the Server App. So, the answer to your question is "Yes"
: >
: > >
: > > Is it possible using FileMaker Server (pc version).
: > > To host databases in different folders !?
:
:



Sun, 24 Feb 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Host databases in different folders with FMPserver(PC) !?
I'm not sure why someone would want to hurt performance on purpose like
that, but yes, it sounds possible.
Quote:

> also, I'm pretty sure you can just have a shortcut in the Server folder.  The data file(s) can actually be held on
> another machine on the network.


> > Server will open any file that is in the same folder as the Server App,
> > and it will also open any file that is within a folder that is in the
> > same folder as the Server App. So, the answer to your question is "Yes"


> > > Is it possible using FileMaker Server (pc version).
> > > To host databases in different folders !?



Sun, 24 Feb 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Host databases in different folders with FMPserver(PC) !?
I had one client that wanted to have one server that only holds data, so they installed FMPServer on a separate server.

That slows things down greatly?

Quote:

> I'm not sure why someone would want to hurt performance on purpose like
> that, but yes, it sounds possible.


> > also, I'm pretty sure you can just have a shortcut in the Server folder.  The data file(s) can actually be held on
> > another machine on the network.


> > > Server will open any file that is in the same folder as the Server App,
> > > and it will also open any file that is within a folder that is in the
> > > same folder as the Server App. So, the answer to your question is "Yes"


> > > > Is it possible using FileMaker Server (pc version).
> > > > To host databases in different folders !?



Sun, 24 Feb 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Host databases in different folders with FMPserver(PC) !?

Quote:
>Is it possible using FileMaker Server (pc version).
>To host databases in different folders !?

Yes, it's possible.  The manual says you just need a Shortcut to the files
or their directory.  

However, when I read that part of the manual, verbatim, to Filemaker tech
support (without saying first that I was reading the manual) the reply was
"we don't recommend that".  He explained that having the files in any
directory other than Filemaker Pro Server's would not be reliable.

I've seen a lot of trouble with it serving files that are on a different
drive than Filemaker Pro Server and was told by the tech support person that
it will never work in that condition (though I've seen it work fine
sometimes, but not every time).

YMMV.

-kevin
--

http://www.teleport.com/~gnome                            /--Milorad Pavic
"Only he who can show his road where to turn is not tired by the journey."



Mon, 25 Feb 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Host databases in different folders with FMPserver(PC) !?
If I understand you correctly, you're asking if there is a decrease in
performance between having Filemaker Pro Server administering databases
located on it's computer and hard drive as opposed to databases located on
some other computer on the network.

Obviously, Filemaker Pro Server would perform better with the databases on
the local drive (much faster than any network connection), but because
clients are already somewhat limited by the speed of the network, I'm not
sure that overall performance would be any slower.  Maybe someone can test
it out and post results.  Based upon other messages in this thread
indicating that Filemaker doesn't recommend this, I won't be doing it!  Too
much to lose here at work...



: I had one client that wanted to have one server that only holds data, so
they installed FMPServer on a separate server.
:
: That slows things down greatly?
:
:
:
: > I'm not sure why someone would want to hurt performance on purpose like
: > that, but yes, it sounds possible.
: >

: > >
: > > also, I'm pretty sure you can just have a shortcut in the Server
folder.  The data file(s) can actually be held on
: > > another machine on the network.
: > >

: > >
: > > > Server will open any file that is in the same folder as the Server
App,
: > > > and it will also open any file that is within a folder that is in
the
: > > > same folder as the Server App. So, the answer to your question is
"Yes"
: > > >

: > > > >
: > > > > Is it possible using FileMaker Server (pc version).
: > > > > To host databases in different folders !?
:
:



Mon, 25 Feb 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Host databases in different folders with FMPserver(PC) !?
Wait a minute, this isn't what I was talking about I think.

I think you are saying: A client with more than one copy of FMPro
Server, each with its own files on its own hard drive. This is a sound
practice. You can split loads this way. You can have more than 100
served files in your solution this way. It's a good thing.

What I responded to: Someone mentioned that you could serve files with
FMPro Server that were stored on a different machine than the machine
running Server. As Glenn, myself and others have said, "You CAN do it,
but I'm not going to!!"

Add me to the list of those who aren't going to be trying this out, for
what that is worth.

PB

Quote:

> I had one client that wanted to have one server that only holds data, so they installed FMPServer on a separate server.

> That slows things down greatly?


> > I'm not sure why someone would want to hurt performance on purpose like
> > that, but yes, it sounds possible.


> > > also, I'm pretty sure you can just have a shortcut in the Server folder.  The data file(s) can actually be held on
> > > another machine on the network.


> > > > Server will open any file that is in the same folder as the Server App,
> > > > and it will also open any file that is within a folder that is in the
> > > > same folder as the Server App. So, the answer to your question is "Yes"


> > > > > Is it possible using FileMaker Server (pc version).
> > > > > To host databases in different folders !?



Mon, 25 Feb 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Host databases in different folders with FMPserver(PC) !?
I'm not sure if the "you" in your sentence is referring back to me.  But my situation was that a client had  FMPServer on
one machine, and data files on another.  I'd only had experience w/ the Mac version of Server before that, and was surprised
that their manual said they could just put shortcuts in the Server folder.

Thanks everyone for your experience and opinions!  (I learned me something new!)

-Joel

Quote:

> Wait a minute, this isn't what I was talking about I think.

> I think you are saying: A client with more than one copy of FMPro
> Server, each with its own files on its own hard drive. This is a sound
> practice. You can split loads this way. You can have more than 100
> served files in your solution this way. It's a good thing.

> What I responded to: Someone mentioned that you could serve files with
> FMPro Server that were stored on a different machine than the machine
> running Server. As Glenn, myself and others have said, "You CAN do it,
> but I'm not going to!!"

> Add me to the list of those who aren't going to be trying this out, for
> what that is worth.

> PB


> > I had one client that wanted to have one server that only holds data, so they installed FMPServer on a separate server.

> > That slows things down greatly?


> > > I'm not sure why someone would want to hurt performance on purpose like
> > > that, but yes, it sounds possible.


> > > > also, I'm pretty sure you can just have a shortcut in the Server folder.  The data file(s) can actually be held on
> > > > another machine on the network.


> > > > > Server will open any file that is in the same folder as the Server App,
> > > > > and it will also open any file that is within a folder that is in the
> > > > > same folder as the Server App. So, the answer to your question is "Yes"


> > > > > > Is it possible using FileMaker Server (pc version).
> > > > > > To host databases in different folders !?



Mon, 25 Feb 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 
 [ 10 post ] 

 Relevant Pages 

1. Moving databases to a different folder

2. Connection to a database located in different folder

3. HowTo: Applet access database in different host

4. How to copy files between 2 Databases on different hosts

5. Listener on different host than database server

6. How to copy files between 2 Databases on different hosts

7. Listener on a different host than database server

8. How setup a database on different host.

9. databases on different computers connecting to host

10. Same DTS run time different big different at two PC

11. Same DTS package, different run time in different PC

12. ADO on different PC's with different operating system/MS Office


 
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software