3 Replies Latest reply on May 15, 2013 5:55 AM by taylorsharpe

    Compatibility

    micth

      Will Filemaker Pro version 12.0.4 run with Filemaker Server 12.0.3?

      (We are considering migrating from Server 11, but run Snow Leopard on server)

        • 1. Re: Compatibility
          LyndsayHowarth

          Yes...

           

          As long as the file has an extension of .fmp12 the fles will be usable/hostable.

           

          - Lyndsay

          • 2. Re: Compatibility
            micth

            Thank you very much!

            • 3. Re: Compatibility
              taylorsharpe

              Snow Leopard is pretty long in the tooth and is stuck on Java 6 with its vulnerabilities.  If you upgrade, I would certainly look to Mountain Lion for a server.  Snow Leopard is also being deprecated by FileMaker, so don't count on future versions supporting Snow Leopard.  Lastly, Snow Leopard Server is very expensive ($500) and very cheap on Mountain Lion ($29).  So it is a no brainer for expenses. 

               

              But yes, all of the FMP 12 client applications will work with all FMS 12 versions.  So FMP 12.0.4 will open files on FMS 12.0.3.  But I would encourage you to upgrade your FMS to 12.0.4 since it will get you completely off of Java 6 and onto Java 7.  The upgrade is free, but not as easy as most upgrades because you have to completely uninstall FMS 12.0.3 and then reinstall FMS 12.0.4.  But the extra work is worth getting away from the security risks on Java 6.