The problem probably lies in how you switched files (Copied the most recent backup and dragged that into the hosted file folder). Try uploading the backup copy via FMPro—the recommended FM way. FMS will then correctly rebuild permissions etc, which (in theory at least) should also reestablish the relative pathway to externally stored container data. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
the actual photos are here:
The [hosted location] in the screenshot refers to this part:
So the path as shown in your screenshot is entirely correct. Changing the path in the container field setting is absolutely going to break things so undo that. You can change it after you see the container data show up in your records again, because FMS is then going to move everything to wherever you change the path to, but now it can't find the container data in the first place.
The easiest way to troubleshoot this is to create a new record and insert something in the container, then see where it ends up.
From there you can figure out what is wrong.
How did you restore the file. Did you move it from a backup or copy it from a backup?
I copied the backup and placed it in the hosted files folder the opened it via FMS
I added a photo to one of the containers and it wound up here:
For That container, the older photos are here:
After the restore, it seemed to add this foler RC_Data_FMS
when you copied the file from the backup, did you accidentally put it in the this folder:
FMS will automatically create an "RC_Data_FMS" folder in the folder where the FM file itself is.
I may have on the first restore- I removed that one. Currently, the files are all in D:\HostedFilesDontTouch
Do you know if it's okay to just place a file in that folder and open via the FMS console vs uploading via FMP. The file is around 2 gigs and I prefer to not offload it to a client only to upload it back to the server.
It's ok to put the files there directly from a backup on the same machine, as long as you verify that hte permissions are ok.
Uploading from FMP would not help you much in this case because the upload would not know where to find the RC data.
Why is this file still 2GB if you have all the container data stored externally?
I tried the fmp upload in the meantime. Still no luck with the containers linking. I'll call FMinc tomrrow to see if there is a way to re-map the containers.
It's a very large file, many tables, many fields, and some tables have large amounts of accounting info.
I moved to FM13 primarily for the external storage but It's been a pain so far.