Thank you for posting.
If I understand correctly you are able to store the container data locally in the database but not externally?
Have you tried multiple locations and databases?
If possible, create a new database and new folder on the desktop and attempt to use it to store external container data.
Thanks for you input
Yes it works great for local storage but I get the error 852 when I try to transfer the data to external. This was a previous local stored database that I converted to fm12 and added uploaded to fm server 12. The server is a new instalation.
Ive done like you suggested and created a new database with a container field and that transfers to external storage perfectly OK.
The difference I can see is that the new database shows the path as (database location)/files etc instead of (hosted location) etc.
I cant find a way though to edit the path.