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While the software allows this, it is not recommended that the FileMaker Pro database is modified while being hosted due to the potential of damage/corruption to the database. A better route would include taking the database offline, opening it in a local copy of FileMaker Pro, creating the changes, and then re-hosting it via FileMaker Server.
If it is absolutely necessary that the database is modified remotely, try installing a copy of FileMaker Pro on the server machine. A user would then remote into that server machine, launch FileMaker Pro, and access the hosted database via Open Remote. This is a *tad* safer than launching FileMaker Pro on your own local machine, accessing the database via Open Remote, and making changes.
Let me know if there is anything else that I can clarify for you.
Thanks for the answer. I've not had issues with this before but I fear I caused a crash today.
... is there danger in modifying FM dbs while they are being served out? Speicifcaly, can I create a new layout in a db that is currently accessed as a shared file from FM Server?
Hehehe, the answer to this question is often another question - is there any danger in servicing my car while I am driving to the shops?
In reality, creating a new layout in a live database does not pose a big issue. However, you must be careful of what might happen for example if a script is pointed at a layout and that layout is modified while another user is running the script. In summary, be very careful what you do in a database while others are using it.