I was the first person to install Butler, a beta tester of Enterprise and I’ve been testing Denali server for some time. I finally got some real world testing under my belt.
For the most part, the server is great. I had serious doubts in the early days about speed, however, I uploaded a complicated database with over 111K records, remotely, in 7 minutes. In Enterprise, this same database took around 6 hours to upload. BIG difference. Everything seems quite zippy!
I did encounter some issues. Several times after sharing a database, I immediately received a message that said “Can’t connect to server. Database is offline” . I don’t know how it got offline and I couldn’t figure out how to get it back online. I unchecked the share button and checked the “delete from server” button and hit “OK”. The file was unshared and I was able to reshare it with no issue.
Another database showed the message “Resume statement failed (no pause)” when I was tying to share the file. I couldn’t get out of the dialog and there was an Action menu with loads of procedures that I could access, but I couldn’t get out of the dialog. I had to force quit and reopen. I was able to unshare, delete and reshare as above.
While trying to share another I received the message “server variable ping load reply does not exist”. I was able to unsure, delete and reshare. I got the same message on another file, but when I tried to unshare it, I received another message that said “database does not exist (missing info.config)”. Tried again and received “Resume statement failed (no pause)”. This file is unusable at the moment. I can’t share or unshare it. I’m assuming if we look in the Public Databases folder, I should be able to delete whatever is in there and try again.
Lastly, one file appears to be shared, but there is no WiFi icon in the tool bar.
Otherwise, 18 databases were shared with few issues. I’m using 10.2.0.b24 on the client. The OS is 10.14.6. All files were shared by accessing the server remotely. Next, we do some parallel testing.