1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 27, 2011 3:39 PM by philmodjunk

    how to change the host

    JanetFranklin

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      how to change the host

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      We are sharing a file in filemaker.   We understand the host needs to have the file open.  What happens if the host is on vacation or off, how can the client access the database.  Can we change the host of the file? 

       

       

        • 1. Re: how to change the host
          philmodjunk

          Simplest would be to just leave the computer on with FileMaker up and running on a dedicated machine, but you can copy the file to another computer with FileMaker installed and sharing enabled and then it can serve as the host. This assumes a single file or a set of files that reference each other with relative path references in Manage | external data sources. If you have a reference in there that specifies an IP addres or DSN, then you may have to update those references when you move the file, but this is very unlikely.