Thank you for your post.
I am unable to replicate the issue. This is what I have done:
1. FileMaker Server 15.0.3 is installed on a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine.
2. I opened the Program Files folder and created a folder "Test123".
3. In folder "Test123", I created a folder "Stuff".
4. In Admin Console -> Database Server -> Folders, I changed the Backup Folder Path to:
5. I clicked "Validate", and it shows as a valid path.
6. I enabled Progressive Backups, and the Progressive Backup folder was set to:
7. I clicked "Validate", and both the Backup folder and Progressive Backup folder display as valid paths.
Let me know what I am doing differently than you so I can reproduce the issue.
(Just as a sidenote: I got an email containing your above answer, with the footer: "Reply to this message by replying to this email, or go to the message on FileMaker Community". The email was send from firstname.lastname@example.org ...
I have tested this again and don't really get a clear picture. This is where i came from (this is the german version of the server console, "Gültiger Pfad" translates to "Valid Path"):
As you can see the path filewin:/C:/Backup/FMserver13/Manuell/ is validated and working. Now I chance this to filewin:/C:/Backup/FMserver13/ and get
This path is not valid, nor is the even shorter version filewin:/C:/Backup/.
If on the other hand I create a new folder filewin:/C:/Backup/Testdrive/ and mirror all the folders existing in /FMServer13, the folder is still accepted.
Do this folder have the right permissions from your OS?
Have a look at the Manuell-folder and see what kind of users you have there in the Security tab and then make sure that it is the same on your FMServer13 folder
Johan, I can't see any differences there. All folders are owned by "Administrator", all have full permissions for "System", and the FileMaker Server service runs under the "local system" account.
In order to rule out problems with folder rights I went into the extended settings of the folder filewin:/C:/Backup/FMserver13/ and told the system to replace all rights of subordinated folders and files with inherited rights, but that didn't change anything.
It is not Administrator you are supposed to look for. It is fmserver that is the important one.
Maybe I'm missing the obvious here, but there is no such user as "fmserver", the service runs as "local system". But even if i add full access rights for "everyone" to the base folder fm server still refuses to accept the path.
I am sorry, that is on Mac that you need fmserver. Rewrite the url from start and make sure that you do not have any enter or other strange letters in your field. Then Save. Then Restart.
OK, I did some more testing, this is definately not an issue concerning the folder rights. The culprit seems to be the progressive backup. If progressive backup is activated any path that is part of the path towards this backup path becomes invalid:
To reproduce this:
- activate progressive backup
- save the page and wait a short moment for progressive backup to become active
- Now try to validate any path that is part of the path used for progressive backup
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Please see the Important Note under the section "Setting up a default backup folder" on page 83 of the FileMaker Server 15 Help:
Specifically, it states "The backup folder also cannot be a parent or a subfolder of the default database folder, an additional database folder, the progressive backup folder, or the Scripts folder."
From your screen shot above, the proposed path for the Backup folder is a parent of the progressive backup folder.
I guess I better go home now and repeat "rtfm" a thousand times while slapping myself with a whip.
Thanks for your patience, case closed.