4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 28, 2013 9:07 AM by JorgeFernandez

    Separated table flies



      Separated table flies


           Hi there!


           I have a database with medical records, but since this info is really important for me I need to make a backup at least every day.

           Now, I´m afraid to get my file corrupted and loose all the info.

           Is there any way to work with tables as a separated file, and the database interface in the filemaker file??

           Thank you for reading!

        • 1. Re: Separated table flies

               Filemaker version? OS (Win or Mac) version?

               How are you making backups? Save as a Copy would be safe - Save onto another device - Flash Drive or computer or hard drive.
               Save As MyFile01, MyFile02, etc
               Duplicating the unopened file in Finder or Explorer would be safe also.

               The medical information is imported PDFs or scans or manually entered?

          • 2. Re: Separated table flies

                 Well, I use a usb hard drive and a sync app.

                 The info is manually entered, but images are in a separated folder (to avoid giga-size filemaker file)

                 And just as the images, separated data tables would be useful for backup (I guess).

            • 3. Re: Separated table flies

                   There are advantages to using a Convert to Seperation Model, but I don't see much advantage when it comes to backing up your data. Either way, you have to make copies of your file. In addition to what DavidAnders has recommended, you can use FileMaker Server to make regular back up copies of your open files.

                   The key thing to avoid is to not use the OS or a backup utility to make back up copies of your files while they are open. Use FileMaker or Server to make a copy or close the files first. Then use the OS or utility to backup this closed copy of your file.

              • 4. Re: Separated table flies

                     I will take a look into filemaker server.


                     Thanks a lot!