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Grab a backup and run recovery on it to make sure nothing happened. It's not that nothing can never happen while it's opened remotely ( the proper way )...but it's a touch less likely. If it happened mid-script you might worry more about incomplete data or orphaned records...but the structure should be fine. Unless you were saving the structure when the crash happened.
FMI can't really help you either, because you are outside the bounds of supported OS.
I remember Filemaker does a check everytime a file is opened. I restarted the host and everything seems to be fine. I checked the Wine error log in Ubuntu and the error comes up just when open/connect is clicked. The PC has not even contacted the host yet. It should be fine.
It only verifies the file. Run the recovery on a backup of that file. Look at the log. If you are not looking at the FM log...it's pointless.
Situation: I attempted to run Filemaker Pro 12 on Ubuntu 16.04 through Wine and while I was able to install it, it crashed upon opening to a remote Filemaker Pro host.
Is there a way to check if the host file is OK after this? As far as I know, such happens, it should just affect the client side.
The host file should be ok unless you were in the middle committing data or a schema change. But just run a recover on a copy of the file to make sure, and look at the recovery log file.
I think that is absolutely correct that no harm is done, when ffilemaker crashedeven before connecting.
but why would you try this unsupported configuration?
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heed Mr. Decorte' words
recover on a copy
backup, backup, backup
test on copies of backups.
I ran a recovery on the copy, checked the logs and found out that it is fully rebuilt with 0 invalid data blocks dropped.
We are assessing the possibility of setting up another office with Linux workstations and I am testing compatibility and alternatives to our current software suites. I tested FM Pro on it as it is our choice for database because of its reliability. Linux is definitely unsupported but I just tested the software as Wine may or may not be able to help running it. It was still worth a try. Now that I have tested its use through Wine, if a Linux workstation will have to access a database, it will have to be through WebDirect or, of course, through FM Go.