3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 11, 2012 6:09 AM by AllegroDataSolutions

    Feedback Needed on FMSA WAN Performance

    AllegroDataSolutions

      Setting aside for a moment, any issues with the speed of fmp12 databases, has anyone tested it on a WAN server?

       

      Two scenarios we are looking at:

       

      (1) Users with FMP 12 accessing a remotely hosted solution.

       

      (2) Same as the above + some layouts made available to the public through IWP (eventually upgrading to custom web publishing).

       

      These are for different clients, neither of whom is sharing a solution yet. Both of them are wondering if the speed issues they are seeing on their desktops are worth the kind of performance improvements they are expecting to have on a WAN.

        • 1. Re: Feedback Needed on FMSA WAN Performance
          PointInSpace

          Setting aside for a moment, any issues with the speed of fmp12

          databases, has anyone tested it on a WAN server?

           

          Two scenarios we are looking at:

           

          (1) Users with FMP 12 accessing a remotely hosted solution.

           

          (2) Same as the above + some layouts made available to the public

          through IWP (eventually upgrading to custom web publishing).

           

          These are for different clients, neither of whom is sharing a solution

          yet. Both of them are wondering if the speed issues they are seeing on

          their desktops are worth the kind of performance improvements they are

          expecting to have on a WAN.

           

           

           

          You can feel free to sign-up for a FileMaker 12 hosting account with us:

           

               http://www.pointinspace.com/

           

          and give it a real-world shot.

           

          All of our accounts include a 30 day trial, where if you cancel for any

          reason within the first 30 days you owe nothing.

           

          We have a handful of clients on 12 so far, but haven't had enough

          feedback yet as to the purported WAN improvements.

           

               - John

           

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          • 2. Re: Feedback Needed on FMSA WAN Performance
            ibrahim_bittar

            Hi Allegro

             

            I set up a virtual server on www.vps.net, just for testing. This server is running on Windows Server 2008 but you can choose 2003 if you want.

             

            The setup I have is this:

             

            764 MB RAM

            20 GB on hard disk.

             

            Though this is below the specs, the performance is way better than with FM11.

             

            What I have observed is that converted solutions run much slower than solutions created on FM12 from scratch. It happened the same to me when moving from FM6 to FM7. I had to rebuild my solution from the ground up.

             

            I was painful but totally worth it.

             

            Saludos

             

            Ibrahim Bittar Torres

            Director General

            Eikonsys, S.A. de C.V.

            FileMaker 10 Certified Developer

            http://www.eikonsys.com

            FileMaker Business Alliance

            • 3. Re: Feedback Needed on FMSA WAN Performance
              AllegroDataSolutions

              Thanks. That's the kind of answer I was looking for -- though I had hoped that this wouldn't be the case.

               

              When you rebuilt "from scratch", were you at least able to import tables (using FMP Advanced) and scripts from the converted version?