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FMS14 external container UNC path

Question asked by ctgraham on Jan 5, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 26, 2016 by skipjensen

I have been asked to modify a database hosted on Filemaker Server 14 to use a container with an open external storage location on an UNC path.

 

I've seen discussions which indicate this is not possible in prior FMS versions:

http://fmforums.com/topic/84009-external-container-storage-file-path/

https://community.filemaker.com/thread/69181?start=0&tstart=0

These suggest that FMS external containers must store to relative paths.

 

There is also a FMS14 specific conversation which suggests that an network path is not possible, but an absolute path on the server might be:

Filemaker Server Containor Locations - FileMaker 14 Server - FMForums.com

 

Can someone point to an authoritative answer regarding whether FMS14 can use a UNC path for for external storage?

 

Thanks!

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