Saving and loading schedules and groups
Saving and loading schedules and groups
Note  The following information is for server administrators.
If you need to reinstall FileMaker Server on the same machine or move the installation to another machine, you can save the settings for your schedules and administrator groups that are configured in the current installation. After you complete the FileMaker Server installation, you can then load the settings for your schedules and administrator groups to instantly configure them in the new installation. The steps below provide an overview of the process.
1. In your current installation of FileMaker Server (called the source server), save the settings for your existing schedules and administrator groups in a Schedules and Groups settings file. You will use this file to create your schedules and administrator groups in the new FileMaker Server installation. See Saving schedules and groups settings.
2. Install FileMaker Server. Keep the following in mind:
If you are moving the installation to another computer, create a folder structure on the new computer that is identical to the folder structure on the source computer.
Copy or move the contents of the default database folder and additional database folder from the source computer to the new computer, including your databases, system-level scripts, external files for script sequences, and plug-ins.
Register runtime solutions in the new FileMaker Server installation. See Database settings.
Tip  An easy way to re-create the folder structure and copy the databases and other files is to create an archive of the files and folders on the source computer and extract the archive on the new computer.
Note  Any macOS subfolders containing databases, backups, script files, or plug-ins must also be readable and executable by the fmsadmin group. Database and backup folders need to be writable by the fmsadmin group for backups and uploads. Some plug-ins or scripts that use preferences or folders of additional files may require write permission to those files or folders.
For details on moving an existing installation of FileMaker Server to another machine, see FileMaker Server Installation and Configuration Guide.
3. After the FileMaker Server installation is finished, you can load the Schedules and Groups settings file in the Admin Console. See Loading schedules and groups settings.
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