Backup an Archive Store based on SQL Server®

In this type of Archive Store, the following information is stored:

To backup an Archive Store:

1. From GFI Archiver, go to Configuration > Archive StoresA collection of email sources, email metadata and search indexes within GFI Archiver and click

2. Take note of the following information for quick reference:

  • Server
  • Database
  • Path to search index

3. Launch the Services management console from Start > Run and type ‘services.msc’.

4. Stop all GFI Archiver services.

5. Using the search index path determined in step 2, backup the Archive Stores’ search indexes, either by manually copying and pasting the search index folder or using a backup utility.

Backup an SQL database

6. From the SQL Server®, launch the Microsoft® SQL Server Manager and backup the archive database noted in step 7. To backup a database, right-click on the database and select Tasks > Back up….


A maintenance plan can be created in SQL Server® to schedule periodic backups of the archive database.

7. Return to the GFI Archiver server and from the Services management console, restart all GFI Archiver services.