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Transfer of Database from Desktop to iOS and Back Again

Question asked by RonStoneyGold on Sep 11, 2014
Latest reply on May 16, 2015 by Paper_Queen


Transfer of Database from Desktop to iOS and Back Again


I converted a Bento database to Filemaker Pro 13 and have been transferring that to iOS devices via iTunes. I do this transferring from FileMaker Pro to FileMaker Go fairly often to keep the database current on the iOS devices rather than paying for the expensive sync option.

But recently my laptop crashed and it took the Filemaker database with it — actually, it somehow got split into 2 pieces (maybe I'll address that later). So I have my database on the iOS device and the file size is roughly 520MB, but the database on the desktop was around 650MB. I've transferred it back to the desktop but should I be worried about the file size discrepancy? Is there some legacy stuff or unneeded overhead that was sitting in that desktop database file that is no longer needed and consequently, was not transferred to the iOS devices?

Any input, thoughts, advice or info would be appreciated.