Server 14 Admin Console is unreliable

Discussion created by ITDept on Mar 29, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 29, 2016 by ITDept

Product and version: FileMaker Server 14 v14.0.4.412

OS and version: Mac OS X 10.11.4 (had Server 5.1 installed, but disabled it because FM Server would not run)

Browser and version: N/A

Hardware: Mac mini Server (Mid 2010), 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 8 GB RAM

Description: FileMaker Server 14 crashed while two users were running scripts in different databases. After restarting the database, Admin Console reported all databases were “Normal,” but attempting to connect to large databases (that used to take 3–4 hours for consistency checks in FileMaker Server 11) returned errors that they were being verified by the server. Quitting the Admin Console Web app several times and restarting did not correct the problem. I eventually managed to get it restarted from the CLI.

How to replicate: Wait for FileMaker Server to crash again, I suppose

Workaround: Don’t trust Admin Console and use the CLI restart command whenever you are suspicious it’s not responding accurately.