Mountain Lion Compatibility, other Versions
Earlier versions of FileMaker and Bento have not been tested or certified with Mac OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion. These products were developed and released before Mac OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion became available.
While these earlier versions may install and run on Mac OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion, you may encounter installation and stability issues for which there is no resolution. We strongly recommend you use current FileMaker software
FileMaker Server 9 was made for Mac OS X 10.4.9. The operating system specifications are at: http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6428/~/system-requirements-for-filemaker-server-9-and-filemaker-server-9-advanced
Usually the applicaitons work on the next OS version up, but not 2 or more. So I doubt it will work on Snow Leopard, Lion or Mountain Lion.
Can you upgrade your software? If not, can you downgrade your OS? On Macs, you won't be able to downgrade new hardware.
If your database is important, I would encourage you to upgrade to FM 12. FM 9 is pretty old and if your data is important and security is important, you really need to upgrade. I would only use an such old version if the data was not important.
I should have figured that out for myself. Thanks for your help.
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Not sure if this will help. I bought a new notebook a couple of months ago and used the Migration assistant app (it's in the Utilities folder under applications ) to bring accross all of my current software and documents from the old system. This brought over versions, 9,10 11 and 12 of FMPA. I think FMPA 9 did go out to FileMaker and authorize itself the first time I started it. In short using this method of migration, everything worked. Both systems were Intel based notebooks. I haven't attempted this going from a Power PC version to a new Intel version.
To be honest, at this point I use 12 most of the time and use 11 to handle anything thatl has a .fp7 suffix. It's nice to still have 9 available for clients that are on 9. But I haven't had to use it very much.
Thanks Bruce for the suggestion.
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