For today's blog we wanted to share some standard housekeeping tips for using FileMaker. This is for both new developers and for the developers who need a refresher on some best practices.
- Make sure you have good backups using the built-in backup schedules in FileMaker Server.
- Take a copy and save them as clones with no data, especially after you've made changes to layouts, scripts or relationships. Clones will be essential if you develop any kind of corruption in your files – and you can even configure FileMaker Server’s backups to backup clones too.
- Periodically save your files as a compressed copy. This keeps the data but has routines that clean up the structure of the file. It's the kind of practice that takes about 15 minutes and can be done once a month or so.
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