In most cases upgrade conversion is a quick and easy process, however before you upgrade it is recommend to make sure your operating system, 3rd party plugs, SQL queries are all compatible with your upgrade. It is recommended to preform a dry run, before your database goes live. Ideally upgrading on a Friday evening and testing though out the weekend.
FileMaker Compatibility with prior versions of FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Server
FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced databases only work with other FileMaker software that supports the .fmp12 file format. Files from previous versions of FileMaker Pro must be converted to the new file format to be shared with versions of FileMaker Pro that support the .fmp12 format. In addition, FileMaker Server and FileMaker Server Advanced will only host .fmp12 files. The .fmp12 FileMaker product family is not backward compatible with any other version of FileMaker software.
FileMaker Pro can directly open or convert your existing FileMaker Pro (.fmp12) apps and FileMaker Pro (.fp7) 11, 10, 9, 8 and 7 apps. All other versions of FileMaker Pro will require a multiple product conversion. If you are running an earlier version of FileMaker please consult with Dynamic Business Solutions before converting.
If you feel confident in converting your files, to ensure a smooth stress free conversion. Call us before coverting, we are happy to be available on call if you should have any problems.