You didn't close the file since September? Then no. There isn't a way.
Thank you for the response!
As a follow up, I think it is a design flaw for the file to not have automatic commit because I do not close my file on the server for a reason, and this could be a great implement to the current FMP
You could easily write an Install On Timer script to commit records after an interval you choose.
FM does not only commit records when FM closes. You can place a 'commit record' script step in a script, use a script timer that runs a script to commit the record, and clicking on the layout outside of a field will commit the record.
FMS server makes regular backups. If the file is hosted with FMP then you can create your own script with a script timer to automatically backup your file.
If You don't have FileMaker server (what would be an overkill for one user), then
- quit FileMaker when You are not working with the databases
- if You want to have the db open all the time, then create a script that creates a copy of Your db in a intervall
-- so, You could have every 2hrs or so a copy that should go to time machine
-- as mentioned in other postings here, You can have that script running via an On Timer Script
an other approach: Host Your db! There are many hosting companies with FileMaker server. Doesn't cost much and it's a perfect solution - as long as You have network wherever You are working. Due to changes of the licence agreement, FileMaker server 15 hosting might be expensiver - but there are hosters who are running FileMaker Server 14...