I am developing an image database to be used as a website on Amazon Web Services using WebDirect.
The current size of the file (including images) is about 1GB and it takes about 4 hours to upload. As the database becomes larger, this solution is not scalable.
I know that the images should be embedded in the container (not referenced). In case they are saved externally, the size of the FileMaker file will become smaller, but still it takes the same time to upload the external files. In addition, if I have to re-upload, there is no way to link with the previously uploaded external files that contain the images.
Any ideas about storing the images in a way that allows incremental uploading of the images when uploading a new version of the FileMaker file?