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Additional DB folders ignored on restart

Question asked by fabriceN on Jul 15, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 4, 2015 by TSGal


Additional DB folders ignored on restart


FileMaker Server



Operating system version

Mac OS X 10.9

Description of the issue

Often, when the mac is restarted, FileMaker Server launches, but ignores additional database/containers folders.
As there is no command to re-scan those folders, you have to do a lot of stupid things to work around... and that's only after the users call you to report the issue...

Steps to reproduce the problem

Set up additional folders and upload databases
Restart the mac
Not always but often, only the default folder is seen by FMS

Expected result

Open all db folders

Actual result

Opens only the default folder


- in the Finder, create another folder (say you set up 2 folders alredy, then create a 3rd one for DBs and a 3rd one for containers
- in the admin temporarily change the path of folder 1 to folder 3 (same for containers)
- save
- change the paths back to folder 1
- save
- repeat for folder 2