This is set for "Daily at Midnight". I can't for the life of me find where to change this.
I believe you can't change it - you can disable it - this has to be done on the command line. Then you can set up you own scheduled backups.
You are correct - there is nothing in admin console to tell you how to do this, and no button to turn off the default system backup schedule, which would be nice!
In a terminal:
fmsadmin list schedules –s
If you want to disable the schedule from the command line, then use:
fmsadmin disable schedule <n>
Where <n> is the ID of the schedule listed in the output from the “list” command above - this is normally schedule 1, named FMS.
I recommend these Tech Briefs for anyone working with FileMaker Server 17:
FileMaker Server 17 Admin Console
I'll have to look into that. I forget they've moved (or created) a number of functions to command line only.
I know some people have created server interfaces within FileMaker using the new API. Has anyone one this an included command line only functions as well? That sure seems like a winner to me.
not sure if that one has been done yet.
I've been using this one:
FM Server Manager demonstrates FileMaker Admin API
But i don't think it can disable the automatic back-up schedule.
Any 3rd party apps will use the Admin API and I am not sure if you can disable the automatic back-up schedule with the Admin API. As the Tech Briefs show at the moment there are some things you can only do with the command line and others you can only do with the Admin API. The expectation is that eventually you will be able to do (nearly) everything with the Admin API - which means nice 3rd party tools and the possibility to build your own Admin console if you prefer.
See this thread:
FMS 17 Auto-Backup
and this one, too:
FMS 17 Hourly Backups?
Is there no way to just change the time this runs?
see my answer from 10 days ago?
Am I blind?
I see nothing about changing the time from 0:00.
Are you trying to revise the "default" schedule? The links tell you how to disable this and how to set up another with custom times.
So you're suggesting disabling the "default" schedule and then creating my own with the backup tools in place in the console?
I believe that is the recommendation from FMI (and others on these threads).
Although it is probably possible to change the schedule via the data API using something like Postman, I believe it would be simpler and faster to simply disable it via the Command Line Interface and set a schedule that works for you. See Ben's post above for the actual commands.
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