1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 16, 2008 10:14 PM by rmanook

    Downloading copy of database



      Downloading copy of database

      Your post

      I would be interested on other's ideas on this and what might be considered best practice.


      With FileMaker Server 9, we can upload databases to the server remotely. Thank you FileMaker Inc.!

      We can also take database 'off' the server so they are not hosted (more than just closing them).


      So how do we download a copy of the database from the FileMaker Server?

      Set up file sharing or FTP access to the server? 

        • 1. Re: Downloading copy of database

          Hi David,


          To start, I would recommend that file sharing or FTP is configured so that users download copy from a folder other than the default database folder (or the additional database folder specified in the Admin Console, if applicable).  It may also be beneficial for performance reasons to have the shared folder on another server machine.  I'm assuming that this is also what you meant by taking the database off the server?  


          Both file sharing or FTP access are fine.  Depending on how secure you want your databases, FTP access offers more flexibility in terms of encrypting data.


          Does anyone have a similar configuration that could chime in with some additional advice?




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