Database space not being reclaimed after external storage change

Discussion created by KevinWojniak on Dec 14, 2016
Latest reply on Dec 15, 2016 by philmodjunk

Our database file is at 47GB. It's holding a lot of JPEGs and PDFs so I wanted to transfer them to external storage. After doing this, FileMaker says in the Transfer Summary dialog "Space in the database file will be reclaimed when the file is closed." However, when I go to close the file, nothing happens, and the database does not shrink. Yet, for one field that I exported, the exported data was 13GB. If I Save As a compacted copy, it only cuts down about 5GB.


Is there something else I need to do?