Backing Up External Data?

Discussion created by llamaassemblies on Mar 17, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 17, 2017 by llamaassemblies

One thing mentioned in the Filemaker Server documentation is that, by default, external data sources are not backed up.This suggests there is a way to change this behavior, but I seem to be unable to find any information on how to do such.  Preventing external data sources from being backed up is somewhat logical, since external data sources could get rather large, but it is important that these data sources are protected in case of corruption or other issues. Say a user accidentally deleted a record containing a lot of files and only realized their mistake after a bit of time? Sure, we could have extra container fields to hold that old data, but we still have the problem of corruption or the user messing up all attempts to prevent said deletion. So, the question is, what is the best way to approach backing up these external files? Should I manually go in and copy/paste the folder somewhere else, or is there a more automated and efficient solution?