Administering databases > Closing hosted files
Closing hosted files
Note  The following information is for server administrators and group administrators.
Close one or more hosted databases with Normal or Paused status.
1. Click the Activity > Databases tab.
2. Open the Databases folder, the additional database folder, or the group folder, if required.
3. If you are closing selected databases, select one or more Normal or Paused databases.
4. Click Send messages menu for Activity Databases tab, then choose Close or Close All.
5. If you see the Close Databases dialog box, do the following:
For Message, type the message to send to clients before they are disconnected.
For Delay time, enter the number of minutes between when the notification is sent and when clients are disconnected.
The Status of the files changes to Closed to indicate that FileMaker Server has closed the files.
Completing the process of closing many database files, a large database file, or a file with many connected clients may take several minutes.
If you are a group administrator, your server administrator must configure your administrator group to allow you to close hosted databases in your group folder. For more information, contact your server administrator.
Close can be performed on a database with the Opening or Checking status, canceling the consistency check performed when the file is opened.
Related topics 
Disconnecting clients
Viewing server statistics
Sending messages to FileMaker clients in the Clients list
Administering databases