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Transferring or migrating a database to another computer

Question asked by ChristopherPayne on Oct 16, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 16, 2013 by ChristopherPayne

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Transferring or migrating a database to another computer

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     Hi

     Trying to plan ahead here..

     Question part 1: Using Filemaker 12. Currently storing pictures in container fields embedded in the database. I assume as these are 'embedded' if I transfer (literally copy) the entire database to a new computer the picture data transfers with it?

      

     Part 2. If I use the 'store only a reference to the file' option, what happens if I want to move the database to a new computer?

     Is it straightforward or an automated process to link the reference file to the database.

     Working from one computer (not server) and just want the safest most reliable option. Storage space is not really an issue.

     Regards C.

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