Are you not using filemaker server, and only trying to share files out peer-to-peer with filemaker pro (desktop version)?
FMP 12 worked fine on another server with similar config but didn’t have many apps as the problem server
Looks like you might have found the issue already there.
Filemaker 9 was released in 2007, so tech specs and requirements that work for 6 year old software doesn't necessarily carry over for the current version. It's unfair to try and use FM9 as a benchmark comparison to FM12.
With your mention that you are planning a server upgrade in the near future, I would fiercely recommend you wait until you have newer, more robust hardware, before trying to run a database server with a laundry list of other duties. Filemaker 12 server edition also has the 64 bit application cores, which would also be a great reason to wait for upgraded hardware.
As for diagnosing your original issue, I think you're trying to run too much on the same machine, especially if you notated that it works on a "similar" machine with fewer apps running. The tech specs for filemaker 12 are actually pretty vague, so chances are you're not meeting the minimum requirements in some way or another. I would try uninstalling/reinstalling to confirm, and also disabling all other applications and services that you possibly can to see if that works.
Have you considered Filemaker hosting (IE triple8, worldcloud, productive computing) as a temporary measure while you wait for the newer hardware?
We have a separate server that was set up and running FM12 Advanced after uninstalling FM 9 Advanced. We could not access either the hosted files or files that were running locally. We also run similar environments in FM11/Server Advanced Server 2003 and FM12/Server Advanced Server 2008 with no issues and are just trying to see if any other users had experienced similar issues in updating. We are committed to new hardware/software just trying to resolve issues for senior management.
Thanks for the response,
EYET Australia Pty Ltd
Mobile: 0401 934 983
image001.jpg 2.8 K
I have run into issues with FMS 12 running poorly on equipment on the lower end of the "minimum specifications" spectrum. The answer was always better equipment in those cases.
Hopefully it's not too difficult to explain to senior management that software from 2012 should not be running on an OS from 2003. Good luck!