Database and backup folder settings
Database and backup folder settings
Note  The following information is for server administrators.
The location of the default database folder is displayed on the Database Server > Folders tab. The full path for the default database folder is:
Windows: [drive]:\Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Server\Data\Databases\
If FileMaker Server is installed in a non-default location, the beginning portion of the default path shown above, \Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Server, is replaced with the path that was specified during installation. For example: \My_Path\Data\Databases\
macOS: /Library/FileMaker Server/Data/Databases/
To specify folder settings, click the Database Server > Folders tab.
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Specify the path for any additional database folders for hosted database files.
Specify separate folders for container data if the database files in the additional folders use container fields that store objects externally.
Specify a default backup folder for the backup schedule for database files.
Specify a progressive backup folder for progressive backup files.
Although you can specify remote volumes for the additional database folders and the container folders, you can’t specify a backup folder on a remote volume for a scheduled backup or a progressive backup.
If you specify a folder that is on a remote volume, make sure that the volume is mounted when you start FileMaker Server. The files on the remote volume will not open if the volume is not mounted.
Windows: If FileMaker Server is installed on a system using ReFS, then all the folders can be ReFS folders, including the database folders, container folders, and backup folders.
Important  FileMaker Server allows you to define a folder for scheduled backups and a folder for progressive backup files. To decide which backup types you want to use or to use both, see Understanding backup options.
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