Are you using FileMaker Server 13?
If so, save yourself from insanity and just go back to FileMaker Server 12.
This is on FM13. Rolling back is not an option. Too much code that relies on FMS13 to be able to do that. Sorry.
Sorry to hear that. Well, good luck to you.
Call me uninformed, but what code could be dependent on FMS 13 as opposed to 12? I understand there is is a difference between the 12 and 13 client applications, but?
well, for one, anything that's set to Run Script on Server. Which is used here occasionally...
J.Hall. for that I use RemoteScripter from 360Works. You know what I'm bummed about with Run Script on Server script step?
It doesn't support Save As PDF script step.
A couple of thing coming into my mind:
- What about the load, how many users at the same time, web, fmnet, filesize, etc. Here, FMS13 on quite slow hardware runs fine, much faster
- Network.. We realized that FMS13 is much more 'sensitive'. We've had one promlematic switch and FMS13 failed. Older FMS were fine with the sane switch (the switch was the same as server and clients as well; 'switching the switch' helped (other brand))
- Is there any other software, other services, etc. running on the server?
- What OS (server)? What exact version of FMS?
Is there a way that you can send us a link so we can try how fast your database is using WebDirect? Just use the default FMSample database.
Filemaker Server 13.05
Windows 2008 R2 Standard 64Bit, 32GB Ram. 278GB hard drive with 159GB Free.
Nothing else is running on the server except the Filemaker server.
WebDirect isn't having the problem, it's the Admin console. And logging in to the Server with Filemaker. The Database isn't available outside our network without VPN connectivity.
I have uninstalled Mozy Pro and ArcServe because we aren't using it anymore. We have VIPRE installed. It's on a Gigabit Switch. Everything is pretty standard and normal.
Sorry, no link possible - would You send a link to Your DB to a zombie?
WD is all but fast - but it's not that slow on internal network (LAN)
My point was that it takes 20 seconds until a list of hosted files comes up. That's almost immidiately here. That's why I asked for other processes..
Firewall? Anti-virus? What are the ping-times to the server? Does it make any difference when a clients pings permanently the server? Is it faster? We've had those issues with a Cisco switch... all went fine as long as we did a ping to the server - and went bad as soon as we stopped the ping..