I don't know if this is "recommended practice" or just what I'd do.
1. if these were used for IWP, try stopping web publishing (to be sure it's not holding on to something), refresh the list. try stopping and restarting the database server
2. try removing the database frorm the folder (after closing all databases and stopping web publishing and database server)
3. try restarting the server machine (after closing all databases and stopping web publishing and database server)
If you cannot close all databases, please let us know before trying anything!
Close FMS and remove the database manually from the database folder.
Ruben van den Boogaard
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In the admin console I keep getting the error message below. And the files aren't even there. I try "Refresh List" and Verifying the databases, but it still does not work.
I am able to remove other databases, just not these. I was trying to test these with IWP.
I would appreciate greatly anyone's help.
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Thank you for your help.
I think I tried everything, but no luck.
I think, however, there might be just a bug or corruption going on. I can try and just do everything from scratch again.
Thank you for you help.
I have tried that, but it did not work. I think I will just try everythign from scratch.
It might be a combination of problems. First, file permission in the file system, second whether your account belongs to the right group (fmsadmin). You may check by running the Terminal app (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal). Enter the following commands (enter key after every line):
cd /Library/FileMaker\ Server/Data/Databases
If you are using another path, use that one in the change directory (cd) command.
You should see something like:
-rw-rw-r-- 1 fmserver fmsadmin 15564800 Apr 9 2011 FMServer_Sample.fp7
The first rw- triple after the initial - is the user permission (read and write), the next one for the group, the last one for all (other).
user is usually fmserver, group is fmsadmin
Second, check whether your account is part of the fmsadmin group: Type
In the list, fmsadmin should occur.
First close the database using the FMS Admin Console.
You may then delete the database either by:
if your account is part of the fmsadmin group and group permission is set to rw- or rwx. If the latter is not the case (e.g. r--), you may change the group permission by:
chmod g+w xxx.fp7
and then repeat the rm command.
Or, if you know the root password, you may delete directly as superuser using:
sudo rm xxx.fp7
Beware, rm removes (aka deletes) without any backup (no file in the Trash). Otherwise, if you want to keep the file, use mv (for move) and specify source and target path.
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