File Corruption possible?
Can Filemaker files be open at the time they are being automatically backed-up to a cloud or other computer, or might it damage the file if it is not closed?
Files need to be closed before backup.
BUT if you use Filemaker server, and use a backup shedule from filemaker server, then you can have your solution be live and backup-ep (actually a snapshot of it) at the same time.
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What is the cause of file corruption?What is the cause of file corruption?
Home > Reference > Maintaining and recovering FileMaker Pro databases > About recovering FileMaker Pro fileshttp://www.filemaker.com/help/html/recover.39.5.html#1027634
Home > Reference > Maintaining and recovering FileMaker Pro databases > About recovering FileMaker Pro files > Damaged layoutshttp://www.filemaker.com/help/html/recover.39.8.html
Damaged Files and Hidden Corruption in FileMaker Pro (A Guide to "Recover")FileMaker Recover ... Posted 10/13/2003 ... Updated 04/02/2010 http://www.fileshoppe.com/recover.htmAntivirus Software May Cause File Corruptionhttp://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5807/~/antivirus-software-may-cause-file-corruption
Corrupt / Damaged Files: How to Avoid the Need for Recoveryhttp://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4426/~/corrupt-%2F-damaged-files%3A-how-to-avoid-the-need-for-recovery
What to do when your file is corrupthttp://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5421/~/what-to-do-when-your-file-is-corruptList of Threads about Corrupthttp://fmforums.com/forum/forum/124-damaged-corrupt-file-problems/
Dealing with Damaged FileMaker Fileshttp://sixfriedrice.com/wp/dealing-with-damaged-filemaker-files/
If your file is not hosted by FileMaker server, you can use Save a Copy--either manually or via a script to make a back up copy while your file is open and then the copy thus produced can be backed up to other locations such as a cloud server.
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