You must import it.
You know, you can edit a live database - you don't need to delete it and then upload a new one.
Just log into the hosted file as an administrator and you can access the Manage Database menu item.
ok, i see the box running server when i use the Open Remote command in fmp, but i see no available files listed.
how do i fix this?
well you should access it from a computer than is not the server. You shouldn't have Filemaker Server and Filemaker on the same computer.
So from another computer, Go to File>Open Remote and choose local hosts. it should appear there
i must have miscommunicated.
i am set up as you suggested. server box in a data closet, fmp on my office machine.
i just took the file offline, copied it to my client machine, and am attempting to set network access privs on it.
got it! thanks very much for your replies and suggestions.
worked as it should, i just didnt know what i was doing.