Did you restart FMS via command line, or just via the browser control panel? you might have to restart the adminserver in command line using
FMSADMIN RESTART ADMINSERVER
Are you sure you have the right encryption password? It's case and character sensitive.
Did your non-encrypted databased, eg the fmserver_sample file open ok?
Somehow, FileMaker Server "believes" there is another copy of running on the same network and refuses to open the databases, very annoying!.
If you have the development license of FileMaker Server (or any other valid license) change it on the admin console. Databases will start. Then put back your old serial number and you're done.
Thanks Mike ,
The password is ok as it is opening the downloaded backup copy of the same file .
I dont have any non encrypted file on the server currently …
My server is at a remote location so I can’t use the command line right now … will have to contact the server admin and ask for remote desktop access if possible ..
will try that out
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Hi Ibrahim ,
I think I have trial license of FMS , I will try out your suggestion too..
I've had a similar problem when the server name and computer name didn't match. The server run ok until the first computer restart. After that opening of server files via admin console failed every time.
the trial key is not being accepted somehow...
Yup, known issue on Yosemite. Has caught me out. Just make sure the computer name is the same as the FM Server name.
Of course, if you are on Windows there will be something else!
Thank you , I stopped FMS , rebooted the server , restarted FMS and then reopened the files succesfully.
Server is on windows server 2012 R2
Did you only restart the computer or did some other stuff as well?
It might be helpfull to others reading this post and looking for a solution if we knew what exactly helped.
Also let us know what the FMS event log says for when the files were trying to be opened. There is usually a fairly good description there of why FMS can not open the files.
Just restarted the machine after some time....
The serer event log says the database could not be opened as the encryption password was incorrect.
I am not sure about that as the passwords i had entered were correct ......
I am now having the same issue with a new Mac Mini. The difficulty appears to be coming from having two separate IPv6 addresses. The FMS process starts with one, then proceeds to gripe that "another copy" is running and cites the first address. Restarting, redeployment, attempting to assign IP addresses manually, and license key shenanigans have proven fruitless. It seems FMS is unhappy with the Mac Mini's use of dual networking capabilities.
This worked fine for about 5 days until the most recent Yosemite update. Any ideas what can be done?
Never mind. 3 restarts and some colorful words later, it seems to be functioning again.
Yep, had these issues as well even before 10.10.3. Using only one connection definitely solved it for me.
The update needs to restart the machine so that's most likely when problems start. My server didn't complain if I enabled a second connection while already running. It would still show as one or the other in the client's Local Hosts depending on what I don't know. I don't think I could ever see it show up with two IP's simultaneously.
Generally the server should have one IP, how else to point to it, right? On a LAN, at least.