Selecting the backup folder and options
Note  The following information is for server administrators and group administrators.
If your database becomes damaged, you can possibly import the data from the damaged database into a clone of the backed-up database. For information on recovering FileMaker Pro files, see FileMaker Pro Help.
1. For Backup Folder, enter the path to the backup folder.
You can specify the path to your own backup folder or use the default backup folder. To specify the path, enter:
Windows: filewin:/pathname-to-backup-folder/
macOS: filemac:/pathname-to-backup-folder/
Note  Click Restore to undo changes made to the path.
2. Click Validate to verify that the path of the backup folder exists and is accessible. If the path is not valid, see Tips for valid folders.
3. For Maximum number of backups to keep, select the maximum number of backups of the selected databases you want to keep for this scheduled backup.
See About keeping multiple backups of a scheduled backup.
4. Select Verify backup integrity to check whether the backup file passes the block-level validity tests. (The consistency check feature in FileMaker Pro performs the same tests.)
If you choose to send email notification later in the Schedule assistant, the status of this check is included in the email message.
See Tips for scheduled database backups.
5. Select Clone the backup file to save the tables, layouts, scripts, page setup options, and field definitions in your backed-up databases without the data.
You can configure the default backup folder that appears in this step of the Schedule assistant. See Database and backup folder settings.
If you select Clone the backup file, FileMaker Server saves the clone files after the backup process is completed, and after verification is completed if you also select Verify backup integrity. FileMaker Server saves the clone files with the filenames <original-filename> Clone.fmp12 in a subfolder called Cloned_by_FMS_<timestamp>. This subfolder is located in the ScheduleName_<timestamp> backup folder.
Related topics 
Scheduling database backups
Scheduling administrative tasks
Understanding backup options