[FX.php List] Web traffic versus native FileMaker use

Jonathan Schwartz jschwartz at exit445.com
Thu May 6 12:21:59 MDT 2010

Hi Folks,

I'm wondering if anyone has experience with the negative impact of 
native FileMaker use on the same db/hardware/network etc that is used 
by php-based web users (fx.php/API/etc).

In short, I am trying to get to the bottom of severe web performance 
degradation during the day, as web transactions that normally take 
0.1 second to perform will jump to 30  seconds or more.

I suspect that scripts running in native FileMaker are the culprit. 
The environment is FMS 10 in a 2 machine deployment. There are 10-20 
native FileMaker users logged in on average. The hardware is Windows 
and the Task Manager(s) show the machines idling at all times...even 
during these overload times.  Perhaps I am not looking at the right 

My first move to isolate the problem was to move the web-based data 
tables into a separate file from the one the native FileMaler users 
access. That didn't help much. The files still share the same 

My next moves could include:
	- spin the web file to different hard drive/same machine
	- spin the web operation to different server
	- spin the web operation to different server at a different location.


Jonathan Schwartz
Exit 445 Group
jonathan at exit445.com

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