3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 20, 2015 4:04 AM by wimdecorte

    File disappeared from server!

    RickWhitelaw

      Hi,

       

             I had an unusual thing occur sometime in the last couple of days. Today I went to access a certain file hosted on FMS 14.04 and got the "file not found" message. Opened the admin console and sure enough the file wasn't listed. Went onto the server machine and of course it wasn't there. Of course I had backups. I had to go back to a 3 day old daily backup, send it over to a client machine, and upload to server via FMP. Satisfactory conclusion especially since I only enter data into this file weekly. However i find this cause for concern. I certainly didn't go onto the server machine and delete the file and I'm sure I didn't remove it via the admin console. If I had, wouldn't it be in the Removed by FMS (sic) folder? So my question is: has this happened to anyone else out there?

        • 1. Re: File disappeared from server!
          bigtom

          This has not happened to me, but it is scary.

          • 2. Re: File disappeared from server!
            Markus Schneider

            seems that something happened to that file. What says the log in the admin site?

             

            did You open that file using FileMaker Pro? Did it say 'consisteny check' (or similar)?

             

            was there a network issue, a power failure while writing/developing (client side)

            • 3. Re: File disappeared from server!
              wimdecorte

              You should be able to trace it through the FMS event log... at some point the file must have been closed so there should be an entry.

               

              Also:

               

              time_saver wrote:

              I had to go back to a 3 day old daily backup, send it over to a client machine, and upload to server via FMP.

               

              If you are already on the server looking at the backups, you don't need to send the file to a client machine just to upload it to the server again.  Just copy (never move!) the file from the backups folder to the live folder.  On OSX, then set the permissions on the file (Windows does not require this).  If you are not comfortable with the OSX command line then use a utility like BatchMod to set the permissions.

              This is usually faster and less change that the file gets damaged in the up and down transport.