1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 19, 2012 6:54 AM by PointInSpace

    FMS12 - how to get FMS to create .zip archive backups

    itraining

      G'day FMSians

       

      The IT person supporting FMS12 for a client has noticed the Daily backup schedule has changed recently.

       

      In earlier versions of FMS (11, 10, 9) the Daily backup would create a compressed (zip) archive of the databases.

      Looking at the backups folder, (see attached screen capture) it looks like FMS12 continued this behaviour of creating compressed (zip) copies of the databases, unless the compressed backups were all created with a prior version of FMS.

       

      However, the past couple of weeks, FMS12 started creating uncompressed copies of the databases.

      The difference in disk space is 1,600 Mb per backup, compared to 210 Mb per backup.

       

      The "Help" in FMS was not very helpful to determine which tick box in the Schedule invoked the change in backup behaviour.

      I thought the "Verify backup integrity" and "Clone the backup file" might be the culprits but checked, or unchecked, the backup produces uncompressed copies.

       

      Is there a simple way to get FMS12 to backup the databases as compressed archives, or has this behaviour been deprecated?

       

      Thanks in advance.

       

       

       

      Michael Richards

      Brisbane (Australia)

        • 1. Re: FMS12 - how to get FMS to create .zip archive backups
          PointInSpace

          AFAIK, FileMaker Server never offered the option to zip backups.  When

          clients request such here, we set up a cron job on the server to zip the

          files after the backup schedule has executed.

           

               - John

           

           

          G'day FMSians

           

          The IT person supporting FMS12 for a client has noticed the Daily backup

          schedule has changed recently.

           

          In earlier versions of FMS (11, 10, 9) the Daily backup would create a

          compressed (zip) archive of the databases.

           

          Looking at the backups folder, (see attached screen capture) it looks

          like FMS12 continued this behaviour of creating compressed (zip) copies

          of the databases, unless the compressed backups were all created with a

          prior version of FMS.

           

          However, the past couple of weeks, FMS12 started creating uncompressed

          copies of the databases.

           

          The difference in disk space is 1,600 Mb per backup, compared to 210 Mb

          per backup.

           

          The "Help" in FMS was not very helpful to determine which tick box in

          the Schedule invoked the change in backup behaviour.

           

          I thought the "Verify backup integrity" and "Clone the backup file"

          might be the culprits but checked, or unchecked, the backup produces

          uncompressed copies.

           

          Is there a simple way to get FMS12 to backup the databases as compressed

          archives, or has this behaviour been deprecated?

           

          Thanks in advance.

           

          Michael Richards

           

          Brisbane (Australia)

           

           

           

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