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First, I'm not sure reinstalling will solve the problem since it's an issue with Java. At least it didn't work for me. I've been using the command line interface with good success to control FM server.
FMS help has a command line reference that's relatively easy to follow even if you've never used a command line. You can use the LIST command to get a list of your schedules, files, clients, or plugins.
I hope this helps,
I had quoted that as a "worst case" scenario in your last thread. You might also want to try running the installer again, I forget if it has a repair option or not. Re-running the update might also restore access. You might also be able to access the admin console from a different machine on the LAN. IE http://_FMSIPADDRESS_:16000
Access without the admin console is usually done via command line. ( pg 165: http://www.filemaker.com/support/product/docs/12/fms/fms12_help.pdf )
You would use the LIST command to list out your schedules. I think though that this only gives you the readout, and is not a true "backup and restore" method as is described by the migration/upgrade process documents. Worst case here, you would at least be able to read out your schedules from the command line so you could set them up again on the server after reinstall. Hence the couple hours of downtime noted before.
Thank You both, I was becoming panicky thinking I may not have access to a decades' worth of schedules ever again.
I'm at worst case scenario. I've tried every iteration and combination of installation I can find to repair access to the console, I've certainly tried accessing it from other machines here. Researching a possible "Repair" option is my only venture left but I have virtually no hope since I haven't been succssful thus far.
The guide I linked to has a section devoted to using the command line, definitely read up on the LIST command. Sorry that it has gotten to such a screwed up point. It goes to show how big of a deal the dumping of Java in FMS13 was.
The LIST command returns error 10502, any idea where I can read up on that? I've just learned none of my schedules have been running since the java update was installed, 3 weeks ago.
That error is "host unreachable", however I do not have any experience personally correcting it.
I took a minute to dig into an alternative a bit more, and think you can find the XML style readout that the server uses for preferences in the windows registry, or the mac library.
On mac this is a .plist file that is stored in:
On windows, run REGEDIT, and navigate the tree to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > APPLICATIONS > FileMaker Inc. > FileMaker Server > _version_ > Schedules.
I would search your registry until you find values you're looking for and copy the details out that you need. Make sure to not change anything!
I hope this gets you what you need in prep for a reinstall/upgrade.
Got it - my internet access was the culprit. Thanks again. I'm so sorry for all the questions, but I do have one more and hopefully it is my last for this subject.
The list schedules command did provide a list of the limited schedule name, however some key information is missing (the actual name of the script it run, as well as the frequency and timeline it is set to run)
Just to be extra clear... That’s all it provides right? I’m not missing anything? My understanding is that without the Admin console, there is no way to get the full fms12_settings.xml that would load into the new server, is that correct?
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Yes, I believe that you'll be stuck re-creating your schedules after the re-install.
However the prefs/registry file/keys that I pointed out should at least have the name of the script being executed in the XML-like syntax it uses. I would look there to see if you can gather what you need.
It does! It does! Thank you so much, you have saved me so much unnecessary headache!!!
Trust me, a lot of us have had to figure things out the hard way sometimes. I'm glad you're on the road to recovery!