1 Reply Latest reply on May 5, 2015 9:52 AM by Markus Schneider

    Manual server backup or download file from server



      Manual server backup or download file from server

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      I'm very new to FMS (last Friday) but I've connected my own client and have been using this with my DB on the server today.

      What I have noticed on the client is that the 'File>>>>Save a copy as' is greyed out now, I can only presume because I'm running a server version.  I have full access rights.

      So, presuming that's the case, I still want to have control over my backups as I frequently want to save and test things.  

      1) How do I perform a manual backup on the FMS which can easily be restored should my new work break things?


      2) How do I download the file from the server back to my local PC, whereupon I presume I can continue development locally and have the safety net of the 'Save a copy as' button?

      Thanks in advance


        • 1. Re: Manual server backup or download file from server
          Markus Schneider

          One can NOT perform 'copy as' - not just for security reasons - from a client..

          On the server, You have 'schedules' that perfom backups without stoping the server. You can create as many schedules as You like, You can enable (= automatic..) or disable (= have to be started manually) them. This happens via the Admin-website

          You can also download databases from FileMaker Server using the Admin-website

          (all from the manual, btw)