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.
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We have a handful of clients on 12 so far, but haven't had enough
feedback yet as to the purported WAN improvements.
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.
Ibrahim Bittar Torres
Eikonsys, S.A. de C.V.
FileMaker 10 Certified Developer
FileMaker Business Alliance
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?