You can Archive the mails to GFI archive database or you can configure a SQL server to store it
SQL Server can be 2000 or above
In my case have installed SQL 2005 which is much easy to configure
You can use the Below Link which has the Steps to download and install SQL 2005
once you install the SQL2005
Also install Exchange Managements Tools using Exchange Setup Where you can use the automatic configuration wizard
You can click on New Archive Store Settings
You can choose SQL server which is recommended
If you are testing in lab you can also use GFI MailArchiver Database
Choosing Manual Configuration
Have installed SQLExpress in the GFI mailarchiver Server itself
You got to specify the servername\Serverinstance
Have entered the default instance
As recommended you got to specify a dedicated drives for your log files and database
where its going to be large in real Environment .
So Plan smart
You can Choose the indexing also in a Dedicated drive where the database resides.
Which will eventually improve the performance
Now you archive server configured successfully !!
In the Main Windows Choose Add Mail Server
Choose “ Let the Wizard Create a New Journal Mailbox”
Choose Automatic creating of journal maibox
Enter the Admin Credentials
Now you could see on the Database Properties a Journal mailbox is associated automatically