Is your file hosted with FileMaker Server or FileMaker Pro? With either set up, you can set up a system that saves a back up copy on a regular schedule and then your 3rd party back up sofware can make a back up of this back up file.
Note, 3rd party backup software should never be set up to back up a FileMaker file that is still open. A back up copy from such a source could be damaged by the backup process and thus such a back up may be of no use to you.
It is hosted with Filemaker Pro.
Please advise how I can save a backup copy on a regular schedule.
There are multiple options. If you close the file on the host machine each night, a script can use Save a Copy as.. to save a copy of the file to a folder where your back up software can be set to save a copy of the file each time that you close the file on the Host.
You could also leave the file open 24-7 on the host machine and use Install OnTimer Script to save a copy of the file once every specified time interval such as once every 24 hours.
And a "robot file" can be set up on the Host computer where an OS based scheduler such as Windows Scheduled Tasks is set to open the robot file once a day. The robot file is set up with a script that is performed "onFirstWindowOpen" to run a script in the host file that saves a copy of the file.
For examples of the Install Ontimer Script method, See: Saving Sequential Back Ups During Development
The script performed by the Timer could be adapted to work with any of these methods.
Thanks, most helpful.
I'll take a look and then discuss it with my client