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Backup stop processing - large FM file (178 GB)

Question asked by tpolland on Apr 6, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 10, 2013 by philmodjunk


Backup stop processing - large FM file (178 GB)


FileMaker Server



Operating system version

Windows 2008 Standard 64-bit

Description of the issue

The automated back will run and never finish. The file that needs to be backed up is 178 GB in size. I have to restart both the FM Server and FM Server Admin via command line to reset the server. Then it will process the next backup on the next schedule.... then the cycle continues.

Steps to reproduce the problem

1) Have a large FM database file hosted (>150 GB)
2) Schedule a daily backup (without the file integrity checked - this is to save time)
3)Set the backup to rotate the backup files by only keeping three

Expected result

Every day there would be a new directory with a copy of the file. Only three directories at a time, each for a day in sync, no gaps.

Actual result

I may get three or four directories. No new directories are created and no additional backups are created.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear



Have created a script that restarts the FM Server and FM Admin Server everyday to reset it.