Before I test the 15.0.3 update, is there a way I can revert back to 15.0.2 in case I have problems?
Mac or Windows?
On Mac, do a full install on a sparse bundle image. That way you don't interfere with anything you have and you can throw away the image if you don't need it anymore.
On Windows, do a restore point in the OS before upgrading.
On Mac you can simply make a copy of your old FileMaker folder.
Or later restore it from your TimeMachine backup if you have one.
But doesn't the upgrade install stuff outside the Filemaker folder? Like altering preferences files?
I'll have to read up on what sparce bundle images are.
Do you have your FileMaker installer from the previous version? You can uninstall and reinstall the older version.
Ralph Alvy wrote: I'll have to read up on what sparce bundle images are.
Ralph Alvy wrote:
Disk Utility for Mac: Create a disk image using Disk Utility
The beauty of this is that you don't have to uninstall anything when you are done and remember to also find all the other locations where the installer puts stuff besides the Applications folder. Everything is self-contained and can be thrown away. There is also no risk that you will accidentally use this version of FM, just unmount the disk when you are not using it.
Another big benefit: I typically use a 2GB sparse bundle disk size but the format is efficient: it will only use the space it needs which typically comes out to about 500MB, but it has room to grow without running out of disk space.
Thanks, Wim. So it sounds like all I need to do is do a Full Install to the new image and run the new version from there. Will such an install attempt to mess with contents here :
/Users/ralph/Library/Application Support/FileMaker/FileMaker Pro Advanced/15.0
No it won't.
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Perfect, Wim. That did it and I'm good to go with this upgrade. No crashes with my current plugins. Very nice way to do this.
Any FileMaker installer when opened will offer the choices of repair or uninstal.
Select uninstall and then use the installer to do a new install.
Don't forget to up your cache to the maximum for best performance.
gofmp wrote: Don't forget to up your cache to the maximum for best performance.
Careful with that; many threads about this topic. In my experience, setting the cache to the max when you have a lot of RAM installed may lead to increased instability and poor performance.
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