Clients IT Dept Restarting the FM Server machine

Discussion created by dermot on Apr 27, 2017
Latest reply on May 3, 2017 by JackRodges

Hi Folks,


I have a client running approx 7GB of filemaker files on a virtual setup..


If I ever have to reboot the clients FM Server instance I always ensure that I ask users to log out first, then check in the stats window on the FM Server console to ensure anyone who hasn't logged out (and there are always some) are not running any processes .. and if I see no activity I simply disconnect the remaining users and then stop the Filemaker Server services ... and reboot..


All works a treat ...



However, I was wondering what would happen if the clients IT dept simply either:-


1/ Stopped the filemaker services.. and then rebooted the server instance (without using the FM Console to ensure users are logged out)

2/ Rebooted the server (without doing anything else)


Will either option be safe for the files or not ?


Thanks in advance :-)