Installing OttoFMS on macOS with cloned drives

If you are running macOS and using Carbon Copy Cloner or similar to make clones of the OS drive, you need to do the following to point OttoFMS to the proper drive so that it will run properly. Do these steps after completing the base install of OttoFMS.

  1. Launch Terminal
  2. Change to the Otto config directory by typing ‘cd /Applications/OttoFMS/config’ and press Return.
  3. Create the file by typing sudo nano .env and press Return.
  4. Enter your Administrator password then press Return. GNU nano, a text editor, will appear in Terminal.
  5. Type in the environment variable as FMS_SERVER_PATH=/Volumes/Macintosh HD/Library/FileMaker Server/. or the path to FileMaker Server on your root drive.
  6. Press CTRL-X to exit nano.
  7. Press Y to confirm that you want to save the buffer.
  8. Press return to confirm the filename.
  9. Retart Otto via the command line to load the new settings.

Thought I would post in case anyone else runs into this issue.

Thanks Patrick,

We actually just enabled that on OttoFMS and hand not gotten around to document it yet.



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That was good timing for me then. I just got around to upgrading an onsite server from Otto3 today and it “just worked”.

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