External container on SSH mounted drive (or NFS, iSCSI)

Discussion created by kathylin on Mar 16, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 18, 2016 by wimdecorte

Hello, can someone give me some advice on how to configure FM Server on OSX (if that can be done) so that I can store my files on external containers which in this case reside on a Synology NAS? I have huge data files currently residing on the NAS and I would like to use Filemaker to manage/track those data files.


I am using FM Server 14, running on OSX 10.9.5.

I did an SSH mount of the NAS on the OSX.

Then in FM Admin Console, Database Server, Folders, I define a path to the SSH mount folder, and clicked on Validate button.

FM complains that the path is not valid.

(I know that the path is "valid" because if I unmount the SSH drive so that the folder is local to the OSX machine, FM accepts the path and proceeds to upload the database and container in that local folder)


I read several posts saying that FM does not recommend putting remote containers on a network drive, but then again I read of a few instances where this seems to have been done successfully. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.