Server 14 Script Engine not running, claims is running

Discussion created by ITDept on Mar 29, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 15, 2016 by AlanSigma

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: A schedule set to run overnight that required a number of scripts to execute failed with error 757, “FileMaker scripts can't be run because FileMaker Script Engine (FMSE) process is stopped. Use the command "fmsadmin start fmse" to start the FMSE process.” Executing the listed command returned “Error: 10006 (Service already running)”. Attempting to manually execute the schedule resulted in the same error 757 and followup error 10006.

How to replicate: Wait for schedules to fail with error 757

Workaround: Use the CLI command fmsadmin restart fmse to kill and restart the script engine. (Don’t trust FileMaker Server to be accurate?)