Manually Uploading a Database File

Discussion created by Razor on Mar 21, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 5, 2016 by Razor

I have been able to successfully upload a database file from my client to our FM Server.  In a separate test, I tried to manually load a database on to the server by placing it in to the database directory.  After dropping the file ManualUploadTest in to the database folder I stopped the server and restarted it.  I expected to see the file in the list of open db's it but it does not appear.  According to the documentation (Help file)


When FileMaker Server starts, it automatically opens and hosts all FileMaker Pro databases located in the default database folder and any additional database folders, if specified, when the Automatically open databases that are in the database folders setting is enabled on the General Settings > Startup tab.


What am I doing wrong?  Thanks!


Sample file in my directory;

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General Settings Startup Tab;

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A list of my open databases after restarting;

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