I have a similar situation with filemaker 9 Advanced. I have one copy running on Leopard another on Snow Leopard. When the a database on Snow Leopard is first opened it cannot be seen from Leopard. The version on Snow Leopard can see remote files on Leopard. After the Snow Leopard has seen the file on leopard (not even opened them) the Leopard system can then see the files on Snow Leopard until the database is closed and reopened.
Snow Leopard to Snow leopard will not work at all.
I have Rosetta on Snow Leopard
Thank you for your posts.
Yes, you need Rosetta. However, did you install FileMaker Pro 9 AFTER Rosetta was installed? If not, then uninstall and reinstall FileMaker Pro 9. If you are unsure, check the size of the server.pem file. If it is 0K (zero K), then reinstall FileMaker Pro 9.
I'll check the server.perm file when I get into the office tomorrow, but Filemaker was already installed and had been running on Leopard before I installed Snow Leopard. In the meantime I have downloaded a trial of FileMaker 10 and Filemaker 9 on Leopard is able to open remote databases on Filemaker 10 on Snow Leopard.
I have checked for server.pem files. There are four on my system two in the directory system/library/frameworks/python.framework/....dated July 2009 and two in the directory system/library/tcl/... dated july 2005. None are empty.
I have now purchased Filemaker 10 and everything is working for me now.
For your information when I installed Snow Leopard I did not install Rosetta at install time but only when it was required by Eudora. It is possible that the first time Filemaker ran on Snow Leopard that rosetta was not installed.
I have solved the problem on my set up FM9 Server/Client
I installed the FileMaker Pro 9.0.3 & FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced 9.0.3 SSL Updater and am now able to view the files on the server.
Hope this helps