Just for the 'backup'
- let FMS create backups via schedules
- never touch the files inside the database-folder, always copy one of the backups out of the FileMaker folder
- changes can be done via the server (FMPro connects via 'hosts'), in most cases no need to copy the database files
- use download AND upload from to server using the server admin console (download) and a FileMaker client (upload)
For the container data: Depends on some misssing details