Upgrading from version 2015 or earlier

This section describes how to perform major version upgrades of GFI Archiver to the latest version while retaining all settings.

This information applies when upgrading from the following versions:

  • GFI Archiver 2015
  • GFI Archiver 2014
  • GFI Archiver 2013


Direct upgrades from version 2011 or earlier versions are not supported and it is recommended to uninstall and reconfigure GFI Archiver.

Important notes when upgrading

  • Log in to the GFI Accounts to get a new license key. Click the blue key icon on the right and select Upgrade License Key, or click Renewal to extend your maintenance agreement.
  • Log in to the GFI Accounts and get a new license key. If you forgot your GFI account credentials, click here.
  • Ensure that you are logged on as an Administrator or using an account with administrative privileges.
  • Before starting installation, save and close all open applications on the machine.
  • Disable any anti-virus software running on the server where GFI Archiver is installed.

Upgrade procedure

  1. Click Download Upgrade above to download the latest build on the server where GFI Archiver is currently installed.
  2. Download the latest build of GFI Archiver on the server where GFI Archiver is currently installed. Go to http://go.gfi.com/?pageid=MAR_DownloadRegistrationForm, click Login and key in your GFI Account credentials.
  3. Right-click the newly downloaded installer and choose Properties. From the General tab, click Unblock and then Apply. This step is required to prevent the operating system from blocking certain actions by the installer.
  4. Launch the newly downloaded installer and follow on-screen instructions to install the latest version.
  1. Use the license key obtained from the GFI Accounts.
  1. If during installation you are prompted to upgrade your existing database schemas to the new GFI Archiver schema, click Upgrade.
  2. Click Next to continue setup.

When upgrade is complete:

  • Upgrade client tools, if any, that are in use with GFI Archiver (Archive Assistant, File Archive Assistant or Outlook Connector), to ensure seamless integration. Use the installation files available from the GFI Archiver installation folder to re-install the client tools. See \GFI\Archiver\Client Tools\
  • Test your upgraded setup. For more information refer to Test your setup.