Backup strategies for databases with externally stored container fields.

Discussion created by tcwaters on Jan 11, 2018

I'm using FMS 16

My practice for as long as I can remember has been to have Filemaker Server do  nightly back ups, and that has always worked for me just fine. Very rarely have I had to go back to a backup to replace an existing database, but I have needed to go back too a backup to get some data that had been deleted.  For example, I recently removed a person from our person table, and usually that is the end of it.  But today, I was asked for a photo from that person's record. The photos are in externally stored container fields, so While I could go to a backup from the day before I deleted the person, the backup shows the container data as missing.


In my ideal world, the backup process would change the containers from external to internal and then save. Or is there an easier way I'm missing?