You should know where your files are, if you installed Filemaker server and using it
You should also have implemented backup schedules in FMServer.
You should also have excluded the shared files from being touched by TimeMachine.
as siplus mentioned: While installing FMS, You define backups et all. Backups are created via 'schedules'.
on OSX, files are under library/FileMaker Server/Data/Backups (or similar, check out)
never let TimeMachine copy the live-files, always have FileMaker Server create backups via schedules. TimeMachine should copy only those backups/schedules created by FMS...
by default (installation..), there is a daily backup schedule that creates 7 generations of a backup
expanding on what Markus and siplus are saying: also never ever allow OS file-level sharing on the FMS box.
Okay, I see where the hosted files are located in the Library. I missed the selections of schedules & not allowing TM to backup files when I installed the server. I guess I need to delete & re-install the FMS to make these selections?
no. Simply exclude the live files from TM backups on TM preferences. And you can create schedules any time you like.
I am almost up to speed on my Server, but still cannot find this selection in Time Machine preferences or how to modify/create schedules.
The only thing you need to do in the TM prefs is to *exclude* the FMS live files.
Backup schedules is something you create in the FMS admin console.
Got the TM prefs ok.
I still cannot find Schedules. Library > Filemaker Server > Admin > ?
You're looking in the wrong place.... you should have a shortcut to the admin console on your desktop. If you not you get to it by:
https://<your server ip>:16000/admin-console
It's completely web-page based, there is no app.
I guess my problem is I have not connected this new computer with the server to the FM firewall port. I have my other computer connected to that port with my old FMP 11 files in use for Remote. I will not put this computer with the server on line until I get it all set up & tested. Until I connect to firewall access I guess I have to remove & re-install the Server to have access to the console. I think I had that choice when I did the initial install.
I honestly have no idea what you are saying.... firewall does not come in play here.
Are you saying that the server machine is currently running FMS11 and that you installed FMS14 on it as well?
No, 2 computers. Old one now hosting FM11.
Installed FMP14 & FMS on new computer. FM says to get Admin console, I have to have the FM port in firewall. It is currently in use by FM 11 computer.
Have a good day.
FM says to get Admin console, I have to have the FM port in firewall
Can you post a screenshot of that message? The admin console does not use the FM port (5003).
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Because FileMaker Server uses Java Webstart technologies to deliver and install the FileMaker Server Admin Console, you can administer your FileMaker Server deployment from any computer that can connect to your server, via TCP-IP over the network.
To access your server, you will need the following:
A compatible web browser
The IP address of the FileMaker Server machine you wish to administer
Access through firewalls or other network devices that may prohibit you from accessing FileMaker Server. See your network administrator for more information.
To access the server, simply open your web browser and type in the server's IP address followed by ":16000". An example of this would be:
You will see the FileMaker Server Admin Console Start Page. Click on the large button next to "Start Admin Console" and the Admin Console will install itself (if necessary) and prompt you for the username and password you entered during configuration and deployment. When the Admin Console starts, it will also ask you if you would like to place an icon on your desktop. This icon will have the server name as its default label. If you are administering multiple servers, please remember that because the Admin Console is actually a thin client, you must have one Admin Console copy on your remote machine for each server that you administer.
Check KB ID 6427 <http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6427> for the port numbers required for FileMaker Server and FileMaker Server Advanced.
If you are not able to access the FileMaker Server Administration Console, you can use the Command Line Interface (CLI). For information on using the Command Line Interface, see the "Command line reference" section of the FileMaker Server Help.