I have successfully downloaded a backup file from the control panel and opened the .fmp12 file. This works fine if opened directly with FileMaker Pro, but I ran into trouble when I uploaded this same file to my local verison of FileMaker Server for testing. The file opened with read-only access and when I checked my FMS ‘Status’ page I saw the following warning:-
“Opened database read only because it has multiple hard links and may be a FileMaker Server backup file. You must make a copy of the file and open the copy to make changes.”
I made a copy, as suggested and re-uploaded it – all worked as normal.
I have not encountered this issue with files downloaded from my own copy of FMS – which can be hosted elsewhere without issues. I note that downloading a copy file from the FMS console is different to the process via the FMPHost console (database needs to be closed first).
Question: I was not aware of this issue, are FMP backup files somehow different to normal files and is there any other solution to this issue, aside from the workaround described (making a copy first)? Many thanks.
Bruce Steedman (Environment: FMPA 13, FMS 13. Mac OSX 10.9.2)