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Replacing File on Server DELETES REMOTE CONTAINER DIRECTORIES

Question asked by disabled_dbail22@comcast.net on Jul 16, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 1, 2014 by disabled_dbail22@comcast.net

Summary

Replacing File on Server DELETES REMOTE CONTAINER DIRECTORIES

Product

FileMaker Server

Version

13.03

Operating system version

Mac or PC

Description of the issue

If you have a hosted file that uses remotely stored containers do not do this!

To make changes to the file I created a backup of the file in question and then closed that file.

I made changes to the file none of which affected the remote containers or their directories.

I used the console to remove the hosted file and then used Filemaker to upload the file with the changes.

It appears that the act of removing the file from the server deletes the directory and ALL of the container files and the new file will recreate the directories the first time data is added to them.

This would seem to force users to make ALL changes on the hosted file.  THIS IS SO DANGEROUS IT IS BEYOND RiDICULOUS

Expected result

Directories remain along with data

Actual result

Directories are deleted

Workaround

Looking for how to do this.  This is so dangerous it is probably worth staying with Supercontainer......

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