2 Replies Latest reply on May 23, 2012 4:46 AM by Mike_Mitchell

    How To Change Default Database File Path - FMS11


      I recenlty installed FMS11 on an Intel Xserve running OS X 10.6. The server has three drives, one boot volume and a mirrored RAID pair. I'm wanting to change the default database folder to a file path located on the mirrored RAID. I've created the folder structure on the mirror RAID ( filemac:/volumename/foldername1/foldername2/ ), but cannot get the file path to "validate." Also, when attempting to make the change all databases are "closed." Is there some other step that needs done in order to change the default file path?

        • 1. Re: How To Change Default Database File Path - FMS11



          It seems the issue was a permissions one. The folder on the mirrored RAID did NOT have the right permissions. "fmserver" needs to be owner with read/write privileges, and "fmadmin" needs to be a group with read/write privileges. In ServerAdmin under Sharing, you might want to proprogate permissions down from you starting folder name (i.e. foldername1 in above post). Now desired default databse file path validates without a hitch.

          • 2. Re: How To Change Default Database File Path - FMS11

            One other thing that has bitten me: When you create a new file on OS X (like if you compact the database), make sure you update the file permissions before loading it to the server. It won't automatically add the extra permissions. It'll host, but you'll be left with a file you can't edit. A situation that potentially can create confusion and four-letter words.