Using GFI Archiver Database

GFI Archiver ships with a Firebird databaseAn open source relational database system. that is recommended for evaluation purposes.


Ensure that the size of each Firebird database never exceeds 2GB.

To minimize any potential performance issues, the following setup is strongly recommended when using the Firebird database:

  • Physical HDD 1: Operating system and GFI Archiver installation.
  • Physical HDD 2: Firebird database data store.
  • Physical HDD 3: Mail database indexes.

The above setup reduces data read/write operations on the same physical hard disk drive to improve performance.


Failing to follow the above recommendations may result in substantial performance degradation.


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