Your FileMaker data file has reached 9 GB! You’re storing lots of large images and documents in container fields and it’s getting harder to backup and restore. 

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You’re also risking database corruption in transferring such a large file. What’s the best way to fix this? You can use externally stored container fields. That solves part of the problem of getting the actual file out of the main database file…but it is still time consuming to backup and transfer.

You also can’t just move a copy of the file to a mobile device with FileMaker Go. It’s likely too large for the storage on your iPhone.

Enter cloud storage services. fmFlare will allow you to connect to the following external file storage services:

  • Amazon S3
  • BackBlaze B2
  • Google Drive
  • Dropbox

Why?

  • Reliability – Backed up and restorable safely
  • Accessibility – Via the web or desktop
  • Security
  • Compatibility – Use tools you’re already familiar with

fmFlare Cloud Storage module makes it easy to store all these files on Amazon S3 service where they will be safe, secure, and highly accessible. You can also switch services if you like and call them the same way without learning a new API or maintaining code to access them.

See the demo below of fmFlare Cloud Storage using S3.


Also published on Medium.

Tim Cimbura

Tim Cimbura – CEO and Software Engineer

Tim is an expert in creating custom business solutions that make your work more effective, productive, and profitable. He specializes in FileMaker app development (certified in versions 8-17) for macOS, Windows, iPad/iPhone as well as integration with the web using WordPress, and AppleScript. He knows Apple technology and Windows systems inside and out.