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