Administering databases

Administering databases

The Databases page lists the databases hosted by FileMaker Server.

About hosted databases

If the Automatically open databases that are in the database folders setting is enabled, FileMaker Server attempts to open FileMaker Pro Advanced databases located in the default database folder, the secure database folder, and the additional database folder when FileMaker Server starts. (See Startup settings.) The default database folder and the additional database folder support hosting files in subfolders one level down. See Hosting databases.

Database status

The icons to the left of a database name indicate the status of the database.




Open status icon

Database file is Closed

Open status icon

Database file is Open

Paused status icon

Database file is Paused

Transition status icon

Database file is in a transitional state, such as opening, closing, or verifying

Unencrypted database icon

Database file is unencrypted

Database hosted in secure database folder icon

Database file is hosted in the secure database folder

Database hosted in additional folder icon

Database file is hosted in the additional database folder

Database actions

To perform an action on a database, click Down-arrow menu button and choose:

Open; see Opening hosted files

Pause; see Pausing and resuming hosted files

Close; see Closing hosted files

Download; see Downloading database files

Remove; see Removing hosted files

Verify; see Verifying hosted files

Clear Encryption Password; see Clearing the database encryption password


To find a specific database in the databases list, enter a search string in the search box.

You can sort the databases list by filename, status, or the number of clients. To reverse the sort order, choose the same sort value again.

To see more information about the status of a database, pause the pointer over its status icon.