it is possible to download / upload / open documents hosted in Azure directly from a Filemaker solution?
You can use FileMaker Server on Azure as your Cloud service. When you have your FMS up and running you can upload your files from FileMaker Pro
Sorry. Maybe I did not explain myself proper.
The Filemaker Server run in a dedicate Windows Machine other than Azure and we are not going to move it to Azure.
Azure host only documents and backups.
You should not store you databases anywhere else then on dedicated hard drive at the same place as your installed FMS. A FM -database have internal index that might be corrupt if you have your live database on a place where there might be backups running/index search/anti virus search at the same time as your users change data in your solution.
The FM database it's accessed trough client server and everything it's run okay. We only need to share documents linked to records. The documents are stored in a Azure cloud service.
In FMS you setup Extra hard drives where you can store you container data. That hard drive needs to be on the actual server machine or attached to it. I do not thing you even can choose a hard drive in the Cloud and I would not recommend anyone to do that either if you FMS was not in the Cloud. If you are located in USA I can recommend you to use FileMaker Cloud as your FMS and with that you can have your hard drive in the Cloud
With Google drive use to work...
Google Drive is not connected with a cable to your machine, so I would not use that. You can not control what is happening on a Cloud hard drive.
I assume your are talking about Azure storage and not DocumentDB. You should be able to mount it on the client. Is the problem an automatic mount. Probably this could be done with a system script which you can run from FileMaker.
Also, have a look if this helps:
Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer
Yes. We are talking about Azure storage. I'll check the link you send.
Lots of thanks
if it does not help, you will need to find applications which mount Azure storage as a network drive. If it is consistent enough, you can store the file path to the files against the records.
Hello Folk's, There is lot's of option to store Filemaker in Microsoft Azure i have few words about that go through it!
I know a lot of you are might be thinking, “Just use your SkyDrive. It’s free.” Which is partly true and would be nice, but the space on SkyDrive is limited. I am a veteran user so I have 25GB, if I wasn’t I would be limited to 7GB as my base amount, and could purchase up to another 100GB, but then I would be capped out. Currently, our storage needs require exactly 122GB to store all of our pictures. That doesn’t even include the hours and hours of video I have that add up to just over 200GB! I looked into several third-party companies and products to store my data in the “Cloud,” but they all seemed too pricey the higher the storage size went up. So naturally, I thought, “I’m a programmer, aren’t I?” Stop being lazy and make something yourself to push the files into your own personal Azure account without having to pay a middle man. So that’s exactly what I did. I created an Azure account and then I created a Windows service that moves all of my pictures up to my Microsoft Azure storage account automatically. The service then moves the pictures to my entertainment center hard drive (of course, it displays them in a slide show after a preset time of no activity) and then removes them from my laptop to keep it clean.
i hope this help's you....thanks for reading.
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