For reasons known only to FileMaker Inc. You cannot schedule a backup to a Location external to the server such as a shared volume on another computer. You can use third party backup software or a system script, however, to back up the backup copy to that remote location. I use Windows Task Scheduler on my server to run a VBScript that copies the most recent backup file to a remote location.
A recent White Page about FMS 12 Backups
How have backups changed in FileMaker® Server 12?
I want to schedule an incremental or progressive backup. But I can’t find where that is done? How do I schedule this?
I need to restore from the last backup. But I get an error message when I try to open the backup file directly in FileMaker Pro or host it on FileMaker Server. Are my backups broken?
Where does FileMaker Server put the actual backup copies it creates?
We hope the answers to these and to other FAQ’s about FileMaker Server 12 backups will assist the developer community and IT Administrators with FileMaker responsibilities to understand how the new systems work and how to employ them effectively.
Steven H. Blackwell
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