FileMaker Pro v8 SAN Backup

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Backup
Backup & recovery
Database Backup Strategies
Dell PowerEdge 2650
Filemaker Pro
FileMaker Pro 8
FileMaker Server
SAN
SAN Backup
Scheduled Backup
We are running a mission critical application on Filemaker. The FileMaker server, a Dell Poweredge 2650, is configured to conducts scheduled backups 5x daily. However, the backups are saved on the server itself. We want to move the backups to the SAN and conduct the backups at non peak usage times. Does anyone have any experience with Filemaker Pro and do you have any tips on the process?

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Filemaker is one of the easier databases to move. Just make sure you know the static paths of your external database sources so you can update those after moving the folders. You can also copy and paste the database to another location and use that as a test. Once you’ve figured out all of the issues with the test copy, you should have no problems migrating.

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  • Technochic
    What backup program and version/patch level are you using?
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  • FileMakerGuy
    If you are NOT USING FILEMAKER Server your backups will be complete garbage. FileMaker Live (production) files cannot handle being backedup by any 3rd party backup software. For FileMaker you HAVE TO back up the file then use the 3rd party software to grab the FileMaker Backup. If you are using one of theFileMaker Server flavors then you can back up directly to the SAN. I know of a few cases where the production file is on the SAN as well but not convinced it is a best Practice with FileMaker.
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