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    We are using FileMaker Server 8.0v2 that is hosting several FileMaker databases.... [Case:...



      We are using FileMaker Server 8.0v2 that is hosting several FileMaker databases.... [Case: 110712-000375]


      FileMaker Server



      Operating system version

      Mac OSX 10.6.7

      Description of the issue


      I’m somewhat disappointed in your response, in that, it didn’t really approach any resolution to my problem.  We won’t be updating our server software.

      I’ve checked the Forum posts for problems similar to what we are seeing for the current FMP Server version.  I see there are similar posts, but they are for Windows instances.

      I and others* in the Forum need to know what is going on when the Server, due to power issues must be rebooted and one or several databases under the control of the server don’t come up. 

      Please address the problems being described and ignore the version of the server software.

      I am insulted that you ignored the question at hand and pointed me to updating my software.  This problem exists in Server 8.0 and it exists, from what I can tell in Server 11.

      Thank you,

      Jack Gorski

      * Please refer to the issue titled: Unable to access or publish files after reboot

        Published by Ken Hannan at 9:58 am this morning.

      On 7/13/2011 12:56 , "FileMaker Customer Support" wrote:

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      We are using FileMaker Server 8.0v2 that is hosting several FileMaker databases....

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      Response Via Email (Anthony Schexnayder)Jul 13, 2011 10:56 AM PDT
      Hello Jack,

      Thank you for contacting Customer Support.

      Effective September 23, 2010 the FileMaker 8 Family of products is no longer available for direct sales and support; including technical support, replacement media, upgrade eligibility, downgrade media and downgrade installation codes.

      Please note that migration from FileMaker Pro 8 to the current version of FileMaker Pro 11 is still supported and you can learn how to  migrate your FileMaker 8 data files for use with FileMaker Pro 11 by reviewing the following articles from the FileMaker Knowledge Base.

      Things To Think About Before Converting Your File(s) To the latest version of FileMaker Pro: http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/750

      Changes to Password with Conversion:

      Converting FileMaker Databases from Previous Versions:

      Self help is also available via the FileMaker Help System and our Knowledge Base at http://www.filemaker.com/kb

      Please refer to the following articles on our online Knowledge Base for additional information and support options:


      Alternatively, you may be able to find an answer to your questions by visiting our Forums at http://www.filemaker.com/support/forums.html.

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          * FileMaker Server 8 Advanced

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      Customer Support

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      Jack Gorski
      Lead Customer Support
      Parallel Software

        • 1. Re: We are using FileMaker Server 8.0v2 that is hosting several FileMaker databases.... [Case:...

          Jack Gorski:

          Thank you for your post.

          When a file is opened, a flag is set in the file to "Open".  When the file is closed, that flag is set to "Closed".  If power is lost, or the server crashes, the open files still have the "Open" flag set.  When FileMaker tries to open the file, it sees the file was not closed properly and tries to perform some maintenance on the file.  It appears that one file is not able to open, so it may be damaged.  Try reverting to a backup file, and if the backup also fails, try running a Recover on the file, and then see if the Recovered file will open.

          Let me know if you need additional clarification.

          The current version of FileMaker Pro/Server is 11.  We can only support the past couple of versions.

          I have also sent you a private message.  See your Inbox at the top of this page to read it.

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