You should be a lot nervous. Recover may or may not fully recover your file. Any time you have to recover your file, you should revert to an undamaged backup if at all possible. You may have to use save as to generate a clone of your file and then import all data from your recovered copy.
How are you accessing the file on the host?
You should have FileMaker installed on the host computer. You should first open the database with FileMaker on this machine and your users should then use Open Remote to find and connect to the database.
If you have it in a shared directory and your users are attempting to open it directly, this is strongly recommended against and can result in the file corruption you are seeing should two of your users attempt to open the file at the same time.
Where my fm file was located it was a shared file. So I just made a new folder and placed the fmdbase file in it...and so far it seems to run without any issues.
As you stated that is the way we are opening...
1. open on host first
2. on client machines go to file and open remote.
Related to this if my host computer is in kansas with fm running on it....whats the best way for my collegue in texas to open the same file that is hosted in Kansas...he would have his own copy of filemaker running on his cpu as well.
You'll need to learn how to set up port forwarding on your internet router to forward requests from "outside" to the computer that hosts your database. Once that's setup correctly, your collegue can use open remote from his computer to enter the correct IP address to connect to the database.
Here's a post by DavidAnders that you may want to read up on:
Thanks for the info and your fast response.
It looks like the way I want to connect is by the way of Remote Hosting since my Colleague has is own copy.
I am gathering that 5003 will be the port to forward on my router...Does that sound right?
Also those links stated that I need to change from dynamic to static ip on host cpu. When I did that it didn't allow me to get on the internet.
Well I got that problem worked out.
So from outside my local network my colleague can type in fmnet:/192.168.../filename and be able to access the dbase?
"Well I got that problem worked out.
So from outside my local network my colleague can type in fmnet:/192.168.../filename and be able to access the dbase?"
This is less than informative. What do you mean?