System Requirements - GFI Archiver



  • Minimum: Intel Pentium or compatible - 2GHz 32-bit processor.

  • Recommended: x64 architecture-based server with Intel 64 architecture or AMD64 platform.


  • Minimum: 1GB RAM (dedicated to GFI Archiver)

  • Recommended: 3GB RAM (dedicated to GFI Archiver)

Physical storage:

  • Minimum: 400MB physical disk space (NTFS) for GFI Archiver installation. More space is required for the email databases.

  • Recommended: Server with 4 physical drives, with the ability to increase storage space on demand when required.


Supported operating systems (64-Bit):

  • Windows Server 2022

  • Windows Server 2019

  • Windows Server 2016

  • Windows Server 2012 (including R2)

  • Windows SBS 2011

NOTE: The server on which GFI Archiver is installed needs to be a domain controller (Active Directory) or connected to one. Alternatively, GFI Directory should be installed.

Supported MailServers:

  • Microsoft Exchange 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 (incl. service packs)

  • Other mail servers supporting IMAP (with journaling-like feature)

  • Office 365

  • Kerio Connect

  • Google Apps for Business™

Supported databases:

  • Supported versions: SQL Server 2012 or later.

  • Recommend version:

    • SQL Server 2019.
    • SQL Server Express (for smaller deployments, under 100 users)
  • Firebird – for evaluating organizations with fewer than 25 email users. (This database is bundled and automatically configured by GFI Archiver.)

Other required components:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7

  • ASP.Net 4.7

  • Internet Information Services (IIS) - World Wide Web services

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer® 8 or later, Mozilla® Firefox®, Chrome™, or Safari®

  • Domain Functional level: 2003 onwards

  • Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1 - When GFI Archiver is not installed on the Microsoft Exchange 2003 Server. 

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