Large number of external containers crashing FM server

Discussion created by disabled_dbail22@comcast.net on Jul 7, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 9, 2017 by gofmp15

I am being told that our large number of external containers, 114,000, is crashing our hosting companies server.  The scanning file with a single container for 114,000 individual records has been recovered 4 times without finding a problem and has been rebuilt by importing to a clone once without incident. It took several hours remotely.  I have never read or heard of any maximum number of external files (most jpegs and some PDF's) or of a large number being a problem for Filemaker. Using FM14 from northern California, hosted in  southern California on FM 14.  Is there any reading or guidelines anywhere to resolve this kind of problem? Will I have to goto a webviewer instead of a container?