First, update the client machines to 8.5 v2.
Does Client 1 experience other network problems...like a slow browser or e-mail that fails to send sometimes? If the network connection drops, even for a second, Filemaker can crash like that (or not, depends if it tries to pass data or not).
Thanks for the reply.
Yes, Client 1 sometimes has email that fails to send sometimes. Are there any versions of FM that have that bug fixed? Having it crash just because of a short interruption of the network connection seems like it would be an important bug to fix. Is there anything I can do about it with my current version?
I wouldn't classify this as a "software bug". It's a "hardware failure". There's no "fix" for this from FileMaker.
You could try to figure out why the network is dropping...a bad network card, wonky cable, etc.
Well, I guess I would consider this a software bug (and I am a programmer). Safari doesn't crash when this happens. None of the other applications that are running crash. Is crashing really the response the designers of the software intend after a short interruption in the network connection? I agree that fixing the hardware so that there is never any drop in the network connection would probably fix this, but it would seem like a better solution to have the software tolerate it. I can't imagine we're the only users who sometimes have a slight interruption in their network.
I appreciate the input, but I'm hoping (maybe unreasonably) that someone else has a solution.
mmm interesting - also have (occasionally) same problem - but apparently only my machine (iMac with Mac OS 10.5.8 running FMP 11). Other machines (up to 10) are a mix of iMac's Powerbooks, etc, running a mix of FMP 8.5, FMP 9 and FMP 11. And it's only started happening since I upped to 11 from 8.5 on my machine - does FMP 11 require a faster/more stable network connectivity ? - as I say it's only occasionally so it's not really an issue - just re-open the file.
FM is served from a PowerPC G5 running 10.4.11, FMS 8.
I get this error if I disconnect my network cable to disconnect the computer from the LAN.
There is nothing you can do about this by modifying your set up with FileMaker.
Regardless of whether or not you agree with how Filemaker handles the nework "drop", you'll need to figure out and solve this issue on the hardware side. It's not something you want to continue in any case. It could be a faulty NIC card, a bad plug, a poor quality wifi signal....