where did you create the folder? inside the FileMakerServer/Data/ folder?
If so, your path would be filemac:/FileMakerServer/Data/MediaFCP
On a separate internal drive named "MediaFCP" I have created a folder called "FileMakerServer" and inside that a folder called "Data"
So the path would be filemac:/MediaFCP/FileMakerServer/Data/
or so I thought.
FMS is installed on the System Drive
Am I misunderstanding something?
What format is the partition?
Mac OS Extended (journaled)
From reading your posts and consulting the relevant webpage (https://www.filemaker.com/help/15/fms/en/index.html#page/fms/fmsh_nontoc.22.33.html#ww1031128) the only thing I can think of is the bit about permissions.
"• Ensure that the folder has permissions set correctly so that FileMaker Server can read and write to the folder.
• OS X: a local folder must be owned by the FileMaker Server user account (or in the group fmsadmin)."
Here are screen shots showing the permissions of the internal drive, and of the first folder, FileMakerServer. (I have deleted the "Data" folder, trying to eliminate as many variables as possible.) When I drag the folder directly into Terminal, I get the path shown in the third screen shot.
I have tried:
Neither will validate.
I am still stumped.
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This issue has been reported from time to time on Mac systems. It's usually a permissions issue.
Here is a shot in the dark.
Rename the "MediaFCP/FileMakerServer" folder "MediaFCP/FileMakerDatabases".
Recheck that the fmserver user has read write privileges on this directory.
Restart the FileMaker service (and if you can, reboot the computer).
Take another look to confirm permissions.
Point the additional folder in the Admin Console to "filemac:/MediaFCP/FileMakerDatabases/" and see if the path validates now.
(You want "filemac", not "filepath")
If this doesn't work, I'd suggest reaching out to FileMaker Tech Support.