Updating a production database? Migrating data? Adding improvements to a live solution? It can all be a pain, but it doesn’t have to be. Introducing automated, painless rollouts! Say goodbye to the complexities of the separation model, skip the tedious data imports, and stop risking data loss. 360Deploy makes it a simple operation for you to roll out updated database versions to FileMaker Server: yours, your clients, or your vertical market customers!

What Problem Does 360Deploy Solve?

360Deploy solves the age-old problem of making development changes on one FileMaker database and the need to merge updates with a live production database hosted on FileMaker Server. Current methods of working on a live file, writing script imports, or separating files to work can be undesirable, arduous, risk file corruption, or break an existing process.

How Does 360Deploy Work?

FileMaker Developers working on a development file can deploy changes made to their database structure and import the data at the click of a button. It is a hands-free, robust tool designed to give developers a safe and efficient migration process through the following method:

  • Clones: creates a clone of the development database
  • Transfers: the clone is transferred to the production server
  • Imports: data is imported from the production database and into the clone to absorb the new architecture.
    *For large databases, it supports a scheduling feature to run imports overnight.
  • Sets Serial Numbers: Next serial numbers from old production databases are applied to new database version
  • Archives: as a safeguard, it backs up the production solution in archived, timestamped folders prior to import should clients wish to revert back to the old structure
  • Renames: renames the file
  • Resumes: reopens the file
  • 360Deploy features

    • Update live databases
    • Migrate data to new database versions
    • Import automation - automatically takes data from one FileMaker file and places into the structure of another file
    • Work on your test server and easily deploy new changes to your production server
    • Easy install process - simply download on your server and configure
    • Scheduling feature lets you run the deployment unattended during off-hours
    • Simple enough for users to run themselves!
    • Unlike the separation model, you can keep your calculation fields
    • Less chance of error with scripting imports
    • Handles downloads, imports, file back-ups, and emails you when done!

    360Deploy Requirements

    Please refer to our 360Works Support Wiki: 360Deploy for the most up to date requirements.

    Introductory Video

    Need a brief demonstration of how 360Deploy works? See our video below!

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