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Work on Server Files Locally with External Container Data

Question asked by jimk on Aug 20, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 21, 2015 by CarstenLevin



I am currently working on a 1-file (multiple-table) application hosted on FileMaker Server 13.


The files include container fields with data stored externally on the server.  The container data is stored externally, but open (not secure).

What are recommended procedures to download the data (and container files), work on the FileMaker application locally, then upload the files back to the server – while maintaining the links to the container data?


I have automatic backups going, and it’s easy to download a zipped copy of the files.  But I want to work on the application before reloading it back onto the server.


(I will be updating to Server 14 soon if that makes a significant difference.)


Your suggestions and comments (including any corrections to my terminology) are welcome.