All of a sudden .. all my files are inaccesible .. nothign under databases , activity list ..
Files are all intact in the folder under windows explorer ..
What should i do ?
Not enough information. Is this FileMaker Server? If so what version and what OS?
Can you stil connect to the files from Open Remote?
If it is FMS, start with a fresh reboot and then check to see if all is well.
Then go back to the FMS event log to see what it says.
Server Reboot helped this time although I had tried that earlier . Couldnt open from Open Remote either . . It is FMS server 15 running on Windows server 2012 R2 ..
Don't stop at the server reboot though; try to get to the bottom of the "why". The event log and other logs can help you with that.
If there is something in the deployment that is not correct then the health of your files could be at risk.
Do the logs indicate that the files when through a consistency check when FMS started again?
OK .. few files went through consistency checks .. what can i do to keep the data safe and prevent further problems ?
binu.alexander wrote: OK .. few files went through consistency checks .. what can i do to keep the data safe and prevent further problems ?
That is not good, consider going back to backup instead of re-using those files.
Then carefully inspect the FMS logs and the windows application and system logs to see what happened and when. From that hopefully will come a clue as to the why.
Make sure the server deployment follows all best practices, especially around dedicating the server to only FMS, not having antivirus, external backups or indexing running.
Will Do thanks again ...
Retrieving data ...