After several attempts, I have been unable to share a relatively large database. Here are the details of what I have tried and what has happened:
I have three computers involved. Computer #1 is running PanX Server. Computers #2 and 3 are connected over separate VPNs to Computer #1’s network.
Computer #2 is connected to the Server, and tries to share a database (~59,000 records/33.6 MB). The database is set to encrypt the data upon sharing. Entitlements are set to User/Developer/Developer (same as every database I have shared so far.)
With Computer #3, I have Server Administration open for viewing the list of databases on the Server. The shared database did not appear after several minutes.
Back to computer #2, it now shows a Connect to Server option in the File Menu Bar, but if I select that, or other steps that appear to contact the server, I get a notification “Could not open [DB name] on [Server name], Database does not exist (missing info.cfg)”
To me it looks like the client file thinks it is connected to the server, but the server does not recognize it as being connected; the sharing/uploading did not work correctly.
So on Computer #2, I detach the database from the Server. Now I think I am back to the starting point. And will try again with a different client (Computer #3). I use Database Options to Share the Database, again with encryption of the Data enabled, and get a notification that it is being uploaded or shared (I don’t remember the exact term in the message). But again after several minutes, the database does not appear in Server Administration, and the same notifications appear the the Database cannot be opened…
Try again without encryption: Detach the database from the server. Message Says uploading. But again the database does not appear in Server Admin and the notifications say it is not available. (same message every time).
Detach the database and try again to share, this time to a different server running on Computer #3, so both client and server are on the same computer. Same problem, so it doesn’t appear that the network was the source of the failure to share.
Finally, detach the database from the last attempt to share, and then copy the database file to the server (Computer #1). Close all copies of Connected client databases, then Restart the server. and try again to share on Computer #1.
I realize that I have not sent you the database so I am not sure what you can do. The only difference I see with other databases that I have successfully shared is that this one is substantially larger. The largest size I successfully shared has 7,550 records/4.2 MB.