Thoughts on converting 1.5 tb filemaker file

Discussion created by sreese on Mar 4, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 10, 2016 by sreese



I have a conundrum. We have a 1.5tb FileMaker file that is full of images. We would like to make the container field use external storage, but FileMaker doesn't seem to handle it very well. As truthfully, FM crashes after converting around 8gb to the file system.


We've tried making a new file and importing the images into it, but FileMaker really starts to slow down at around the five thousand to six thousand record mark. If we close FileMaker and re-open it, the speed will increase again for another five or six thousand records.


This table contains almost 700,000 records.


Ideally I would like to somewhat automate the process. I just wonder if anyone has any ideas.


Thanks a million,