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Migrating from FileMaker Server 12 to Server 16

Question asked by on Apr 5, 2018
Latest reply on May 20, 2018 by dtcgnet

We are currently running FileMaker Pro 12 clients and FileMaker Server 12, all on Macs. We just purchased FileMaker Pro 16 and FileMaker Server 16, as well as a new Mac mini server. Once I get the Mac mini server setup I will install and deploy FileMaker Server 16.


My question is how do I go about uploading/migrating our FileMaker Server 12 database files into FileMaker Server 16 and deploy them so the are served and usable by the FileMaker 16 clients? I read page 37 of the FileMaker Server Installation and Configuration Guide under "Uploading Databases" and it appears to be unusually easy. So much so that it gives me pause and makes me write this question. I feel like there has to be more to it than what the guide says.


Anyone else out there have experience going from Server 12 to 16? Any problems or things I should know beforehand?


Much appreciated.