You can upgrade the server without upgrading all the clients.
Hi MikeyG79 & All,
Thanks for the confirmation here, we will likely upgrade when we have more time in the summer.
For now though we still need to move our databases off the C: drive as we are running out of space. We would like to move our databases but need to know how to change the default database location to our D: drive. Also with this server serving as our Instant Web Publishing site will we need to make changes to IWP as well? are there any other folders we will also need to redirect to the D: drive (e.g. the Data folder)?
Thanks in advance to all,
I don't know about IWP - but if you open the Server Admin, and go to "DataBase Server" - under the "Default Folders" are the database and backup folder locations.
I had an issue initially when I upgraded to FMS v10 where the Admin console would freeze and wouldn't accept my backup location on another physical drive in the server as a valid location.
The real problem was the console was frozen, and when I used a command line to close the databases, stop the server and then reboot the server, I was able to point the backups to the desired location and it found it valid.
So beware, that you might need to restart the server before you can accomplish this.
We would like to post a screenshot here of what we have found yet unable to, not sure how we can add files or screenshots to the FileMaker Forum.
Yet here is what we found:
- If you are currently using FileMaker Server 8, launch FileMaker Server Admin
- Right-click your FileMaker Server name and select Properties
- Select the Default Folders tab
- You can set your Default database folder here or 'Use additional database folder'
- I recommend selecting the Validate button to ensure the Server 'sees' the database folder
We also found a great PDF document entitled "FileMaker Server 8 Administrator's Guide" available here (see pg. 36 to walk through steps described above): http://filemaker.custhelp.com/ci/fattach/get/9855/1206121283
Good Luck to All! & Thanks to Everyone!
Thanks PhilModJunk, the instructions are very helpful.
Yet unfortunately working at a school district we cannot access websites like the one above.
I'll continue to list our steps and keep it to a minimum as much as possible,
It would be helpful if the response to this question were not directed at how to put a picture in this thread, but instead, how to change the default folder.
What a waste of time,
I think MikeyG79 answered the question correctly (thanks!) and pointed IDM to the Default Folders section within the Database Server view of the admin console. If you're having trouble with this, please keep in mind that the folder must by owned by the fmserver user and the fmsadmin group.