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Converting Bento3 to FileMaker12 Causes FileMaker Pro To Crash on OSX 10.9

Question asked by mleering on Oct 25, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 25, 2013 by disabled_ntaylor


Converting Bento3 to FileMaker12 Causes FileMaker Pro To Crash on OSX 10.9


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

OSX 10.9

Description of the issue

The conversion process starts, and basically creates a clone of the Bento database (meaning that a lot of the schema has been defined, but no data exists in it).  Without any error messages, FileMaker Pro crashes.  No error logs could be found pertaining to FileMaker in "/ Library / Logs / DiagnosticReports/" .

Steps to reproduce the problem

Make sure Bento is closed
Open FileMaker Pro's Quick Start
Pick "Convert an Existing File"
Change File Type filter to "Bento Source"
Select the Bento Database
Pick "Entire Database"
Hit OK

Expected result

Successful conversion, and keep FileMaker Pro open

Actual result

FileMaker Pro crashes after creating what is basically a clone of the Bento database.  Schema exists in new file, but no records come over

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear


Configuration information

Intel Core i7
OSX – 10.9 OSX
8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

Bento v 3.0.6 (17853)
12.0v5 FileMaker Pro

His Bento database is fairly large (I believe it was around 2GB), mostly due to the sheer volume of graphics contained within it.  We need to convert this database into a FileMaker database now that Bento has been discontinued, but are running into a problem with FileMaker crashing when we try to do so.