Broken External Storage path after copy from / to server
Description of the issue
We converted our containers to store externally, unencrypted, one week ago. I created a base path on the server in the /Data folder called Graphics, for ease of manual backup. All was working smoothly, until I closed the databases and moved a copy to my macbook for further development. When I uploaded back to the FileMaker Server this afternoon, all the links appear to be broken, with -missing- and the file name. The graphics all reside in the exact same place, and I am at a loss as to how the links would be broken.
I read several things on the forums that may be of help:
- Using the specific "Download" option may help avoid this problem, but confidence seemed a little low, and I did not see anything about this in the general FileMaker documentation.
- Server will move the path relative to the file, so my "Backup" folder was a little redundant
Did I totally miss this in the documentation? Can anyone shed some light on this for me? Is it possible to keep all the container data on the server, grab a copy of the file off for local development, and re-upload, expecting the container paths and data to still work?