you're doing a NOT RECOMMENDED task!
Your FMServer SHALL have NOT ENABLED the File Sharing!!!! (resource contention, …)
Use ARD to perform such task: navigating the directory tree of the server
PS if what you want to do is something like...
- Insert an Excel file into a Container (applies to any kinda file)
- Ask FileMaker Server to get the path to the file
- Have FileMaker Server hand the path over to an Import step so that the importing would then happen server-side or anything else
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yeah, but meanwhile, in my world, I can only afford 1 server...
it does my file serving, FileMaker server serving, web page serving, eyeTV recording, iTunes music hosting, Photos and more.
Certainly far from a "recommended" setup, but for me, it's all about bang for your buck...
I'm sure there are plenty of people using filesharing and filemaker pro server on the one Mac, even in the "real world", this is kind of un-avoidable.
Keep in mind, this is not really a filemaker issue, it's an issue if the path to the file/folder for the shared volume is the same as your local volume, the alias you open on the server opens the local file/folder on the local volume.
With or without FM Server, this is still a very unexpected result, the path for the alias should include the machine that it belongs to... should it not? Obviously not
>>I'm sure there are plenty of people using filesharing and filemaker pro server on the one Mac, even in the "real world", this is kind of un-avoidable.
Yep, "un-avoidable" as like as the 804'000 suicides per year around the world
Anyway if your problem was referring to some interaction with FileMaker Server (otherwise you'd have to post to apple.com) you've found the right solution!
Your alias is refering local folder, so it can open only local folder on any computer. If you want to open shared folder, need reference of server name, like Windows network path \\servername\sharename\folder (sorry I don't know OSX syntax)
understood, but the alias was created on the server, so I would have expected that the alias contains the path to the server.
It does not.
So, let me imagine that you have copied (Dragged&Dropped) the alias from the Desktop of your server to the Desktop of your Mac; isn't it?
If so, no bug anywhere, it's just your fault; you made a big mistake!
If you want a proper Alias of a server folder, you need to browse that server, select that folder and <cmd+opt> drag it to YOUR DESKTOP!!!
Doing so, you get a correct Alias.
If you try to open this Alias when the server isn't connected, you get the login dialog; this re-assure you that it's a pointer to a different machine
No, I have not dragged to alias from the server to the Desktop of my mac, I am accessing the alias from the server via filesharing.