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External Data Storage/Archiving

Question asked by rkutcher on Jan 19, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 21, 2019 by rkutcher

I have a Filemaker solution that is growing too large for my Mac-mini server.  I write a lot of engineering reports and add multiple photos to those reports.  I'm pretty sure the photos (in container fields) are a major contributor to the quickly increasing file size.

 

I'm guessing that external data storage or archiving will help reduce the file size.  I have read the "Container Fields In Depth" article and am still a bit confused.  I'm still not clear on what you see when you try to view a container field that is stored externally.  Is it possible to script things properly so that I see the actual photo when I open a report, or do you always see a file reference or thumbnail?

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