Apart from having pdf support on both platforms and auto thumbnail generation, what would be the advantages of using fm12's new external storage function vs using a central repository of images/pdfs etc and storing file references to them??
The stored files are now managed and backed up by FMS along with the database. Backups are now lean and mean for files that never change.
ok, so if I have a stand-alone solution (non networked), then I suppose there is no real difference?
There is a difference. FMS manages the file storage completely. There is no need for the client computers (Mac or PC) to have the shared network volume mounted. This is a good thing.
The down-side is that the stored files shound not be directly accessed by anything or anybody other than FMS, so there is still a place for SuperContainer.
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