I simply restart the server and my open/closed list when restarting is not honored. Why? What to do? Thx.
Please explain what you mean by that in more detail.
I have a list of open files I can see on fms and some are closed. When I restart fms, it begins to open every file from top to bottom until its max is met leaving some important files unopened.
My question is this... how do I "tell" filemaker server to open these specific files on restart. - Brian
But of what use is hosting a file that you cannot open as too many other files are open. The need to close other files before opening the ones you need does not sound like a very workable set up.
Sounds like you really should consider either consolidating files to have fewer, or increase the max number allowed to be hosted at one time (if not already set to the max value) or setting up a second server.
There is an auto-start option, but it only controls whether FileMaker Server automatically starts when you restart the server or not, it won't allow you to set and keep a specific subset of the total group of hosted files open.
Only other thing that I can think of would be to rename your files so that the files you want to always be open on startup are all at the top of the list of files. Since you probably have external data source references between your files that rely on those file names, you'd have to use FileMaker Advanced's Developer Utilities to do the name change in order to avoid a problem with that file name change.
Beware that Filemaker Server 15 won't open automatically any file you throw at it, unless you uncheck this option:
It looks like you generating new files for the data sets based on a period of time. If it is a requirement, you should move the old files out of the data folder.
You can probably wright a batch/bash script which will open and close particular files, but I do not think it is going to resolve your problem.
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