Tim Dietrich

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FileMaker Server 13 Admin Console "Download Database" Issue

This morning I noticed that I was unable to download databases using FileMaker Server 13's Admin Console. I use Safari, and I haven't checked to see if this is an issue with other browsers as well (although I suspect it is).

The problem was, that even with the database closed, selecting "Download Database" appeared to do nothing. However, the logs indicated that the download was successful.

It turns out that the problem has to do with how the download process works. It seems that the download is handled using a pop-up window.

To resolve this issue, temporarily disable the "Block pop-up windows" Safari preference.