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?