Note:If you set up a machine as a worker and want to change it to a master, uninstall and then reinstall FileMaker Server. Master machine components The diagram below shows the major components of FileMaker Server. To correct the issue, clear the browser history. Save your schedules You can save the settings for your schedules that are configured in the current installation. Users can be purchased through the FileMaker Server Admin Console or the FileMaker Store. These ports are used by FileMaker Server on both machines. If you do not have Bonjour for Windows installed, you are prompted to allow the FileMaker Server installer to install it.
As with all development applications Filemaker Pro also lets you create reports. Backing up databases FileMaker Server provides the following ways to perform database backups. This is the address you noted when you installed FileMaker Server. If Bonjour is not running, you are prompted to run it. Configure virus scanning Do not allow antivirus software to scan the folders that contain hosted databases or the folders that contain files for container fields that store data externally. A comparison between FileMaker Pro 11 and FileMaker Pro 11 Advanced is available. System-level scripts can perform operating system level tasks on the master machine.
Configure the Windows firewall Find out which ports need to be open, and configure the firewall on the master and worker machines. Understanding startup restoration FileMaker Server creates a restoration log for hosted databases. You received an email message with a link to your software download page. Ports used by FileMaker Server When running FileMaker Server in an environment that uses a firewall, be sure to configure the firewall on each machine to allow FileMaker Server to communicate. The account must have the same privileges as the Windows system account for local file access.
These reports can be documents for use in your business such as orders and invoices. The company is offering 5 FileMaker Pro 11 upgrades for the price of 4 for £618. Every time the schedule runs, FileMaker Server checks whether the selected databases have changed since the last backup. On-demand Click Back Up Now on the Backups page to create an on-demand backup at any time. When I launch the program the splash screen is a black box with the text showing filemaker loading in the lower right side. If the FileMaker Server installer detects existing websites using these ports, you must disable those websites and make the ports available.
Click Next to accept the defaults. The worker machine does not have Admin Console. The Dashboard application does quit when the user logs out. At startup, before databases are opened for client access, FileMaker Server validates database entries. But with a multiple-machine deployment, you can place the most sensitive data residing in the Database Server behind the firewall and give clients access to worker machines placed in front of the firewall. FileMaker Server has been tested to run in virtual machines. FileMaker Server ships with a default certificate that is installed on the Database Server and a root certificate that ships with the FileMaker Pro Advanced and FileMaker Go software.
Configure the firewall to allow incoming connections to FileMaker Server. Do not allow antivirus software to scan the folders that contain hosted databases or the folders that contain files for container fields that store data externally. When using FileMaker Server within a virtualized environment, you must monitor the machines to determine the stress being placed upon the physical hardware. FileMaker Server requires that port 80 is available for web connections and port 443 is available for secure web connections. For example, you can create charts, analyze numbers, and generate reports using FileMaker Pro data in other applications.
Instead, use Admin Console to schedule backups of databases. Each worker machine can accommodate an additional 100 FileMaker WebDirect clients. After using the certificate import command, you must restart the Database Server. For each scheduled backup task, FileMaker Server creates a full copy of the databases that have changed and creates hard links to the backed up databases without any changes. This step is a precaution in case the system update causes issues that require you to uninstall and reinstall. Linux support is oddly missing, although Linux support was present in a previous version of Filemaker Server. See for information on which ports need to be unblocked in firewalls.
When you design your databases, consider the clients that will be using the databases and how you might simplify the design for those clients. Monitoring FileMaker Server Monitoring the server is important for recognizing and preventing problems. FileMaker adds you must own 5 licenses of FileMaker Pro 10, 9, 8. These can provide insight into activity at the user, system, and service level. Monitoring performance in Windows To monitor FileMaker Server in Windows, use the Performance Monitor tool, also known as perfmon.
Log out, or quit the Dashboard application. If many users are accessing the database, then the hard drive and processor will probably get heavy usage. Note:If your web browser prompts you to save your user name and password, decline unless you are sure that access to your web browser is secure. Macworld's review of FileMaker Pro 11 is available. You can then use firewalls if required to block this machine from unwanted access. Antivirus software may cause file corruption if you allow real-time or on-access virus scanning while files are being hosted to users.