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FileMaker Server on Mac Pro on multiple  networks

Question asked by GregHuber on Jul 23, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 9, 2013 by GregHuber


FileMaker Server on Mac Pro on multiple  networks

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     Hi - 

     Can I run FileMaker Server on a Mac Pro with two different networks connnected to it?

     I have not tried this, but I would like to have a client's DSL (with public IP) plugged into one Ethernet port on the Mac Pro and have the same client's ComCast cable connection (also with a public IP) plugged into the other Ethernet port on the Mac Pro.

     Will FileMaker Server then host our files concurrently on both networks and public IPs?

     Are there any special considerations to using this configuration?  I will use 10.8.x and FileMaker Server 11 (or 12 if I have to)

     One new concern - I plan on installing FileMaker Server 11 from one client on a borrowed MacPro this weekend to test this - do I HAVE to uninstall FMS 11 on my client's current computer that's serving their files, even if I plan on turning their current server off while I do this testing?

     Can I just shut down their server, install FMS 11 on the MacPro using their FMS serialization, test the network setup I described above, and if it work, uninstall FMS 11 on the MacPro and take it back to where I borrowed it from?!

     Or, is FMS going to tell me its already installed somewhere on a machine (even if it is not powered up) and not let me do the install on the MacPro?

     I don't want to have to uninstall to test and then reinstall - I am not planning on deploying FMS 11 on the MacPro until I purchase one...

     Thanks -