I am working on a FileMaker Server 12 project using Externally Stored
Container files and seeing lots of 685 errors.
We are running:
FileMaker Server 126.96.36.1991
OS X 10.8.5
Mac mini core i7
One of the strange things is that the errors come and go. There were a lot.
Then there were none. Then they came back. No pattern that I can see. We
have email notification turned on.
I read through all the FileMaker TechNet/community threads that I was able
to find about 685 errors including the ones with the subject lines:
³FMServer v12 Error 685, only affects Externally Stored Container files²
³Server Error 685²
³FMS12v3 error 685 Cannot delete backup folders²
We have tried:
1. Limiting the number of files in a folder by using the primary key of the
record. We have only 1 file per folder.
We do have some folders that have 1,000 of sub folders, still with each file
in its own folder.
I am guessing that that might be an issue and am planning on setting up a
calculation that will make it so that there are not more than 100 files or
folders in any given folder.
Open Storage calc...something like this...but more robust that works when
the ID rolls to 7 char...
Left ( __ID ; 2 ) & "/" &
Middle ( __ID ; 3 ; 2 ) & "/" &
Right ( __ID ; 2 ) & "/"
2. Upgrading to FileMaker 13. Does this make the issue go away? Anyone had
success or failure on this path? I would hate to upgrade and have the issue
remain or get worse. Would be a waste as everything else is working fine.
The client is on maintenance, has FM 13 and is not in active developement
3. Bring all the images into the FileMaker files and give up on using
Externally Stored Container files. This would require that I do an inventory
on the number of files, file sizes and total size required.
Permissions are fine. I checked using the command line.
Thanks in advance for any ideas.
All the best,
Tony White Designs, Inc.