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If maximum backups is set to 0 then new files are created each backup

Question asked by Crispin on Nov 7, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 7, 2012 by Crispin

Summary

If maximum backups is set to 0 then new files are created each backup

Product

FileMaker Server

Version

12.03

Operating system version

OSX 10.7.5

Description of the issue

If I set the maximum number of backups to 0 then server seems to write new files even when they have not changed.

This is a pain as my reason for using this setting is for offsite backups and as a result all the files get sent each time even if I use a backup program that only sends changed files.

I had even structured the files so that the major unchanged data was all in one file. The system works just fine if I allow more than one copy but then the folder's names are changed with the date and my backup software will see them as new.

Expected result

Only changed files show with change date and time

Actual result

all files are dated with the backup

Workaround

Can't think of one

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