Am I right in thinking that it would be unwise or not possible to run FMP on an OSX Server that is also running Filemaker Server ?
Have Filemaker Pro open the served files.
Not a problem at all. Just make VERY sure that you use open remote to open the files.
"Run"? In what way? I often have a FMPro on FMServer. But usually only for those maintenance things that can/should be done on Non-hosted files (FMServer is stopped when opened with FMPro).
But perhaps telling us your 'why', would help us give you the best advice?
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Working on remote networks via vpn I sometimes need to make changes that involve rewriting data back into a field using a Replace Calc.
This is a slow process when it's thousands on records.
I can access the server using ARD but only the server and running the Replace locally would make things much faster.
So my thoughts about running the client and server together.
Hadn't though of stopping server then opening the files in FMP then restarting if I'm understanding you correctly.
I think the problem is that you will run into a port conflict when both FMS and FM Pro are open at the same time.
You could however run a server-side script that does the job for you.
To back Bruce up, we do this all the time on both Macs and Windows servers. Never had a problem and do heed his advice to ALWAYS use open remote to access the files.
I sounds like stopping server to do this (if you can) may be an advantage!
But the other answers you got were great, too. I also work though VPN sometimes and if you remember to never open the same file with Server and Pro (except through the remote host), then it's possible. Especially for those times when you can't stop the server.
Pro can be there for several reasons, if you use it wisely.
Just a few things here.
First make sure that server is installed first before installing Filemaker Pro. There are no problems on working on Filemaker Pro as long as you use Open Remote.
This was topic was covered at DevCon this week.
Thank you all.
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