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Should you partition the drives on a OS 10.8 for Filemaker Server 11/12?

Question asked by dodell on Jan 9, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 10, 2013 by dodell

Hello,

 

Should you partition the drives on a OS 10.8 for Filemaker Server 11/12?

 

The FileMaker 12 Server Configuration guide (https://fmdev.filemaker.com/docs/DOC-2634) on page 11 suggest this is essential for Windows OS.

But what about on OS 10.8? It doesn't mention that this is necessary or recommend to partition the OS on Mac's from the FileMaker databases and Storage/Backup. Any suggestions?

 

"It is highly recommended to configure the disk array into three logical volumes. One partition should contain the operating system and FileMaker Server. The second partition should be used to store the databases that will be hosted by FileMaker Server. The last partition should be used to store local backup files and performance logs. It is important that there be a logical separation between the application (FileMaker Server), hosting volume (where FileMaker databases are hosted), and backup volume (where backups will be stored for the backups made during daily activities)."

 

Cheers,

 

Derek

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