Thursday , June 11 2020

How to Add New Archive Store & Associate Journal Mailbox in GFI MailArchiver

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


Choose Next


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






Satheshwaran Manoharan

About Satheshwaran Manoharan

Satheshwaran Manoharan is an Microsoft Office Server and Services MVP , Publisher of Specialized in Office365 / Microsoft Exchange / Virtualization , Sathesh is an Messaging Expert supporting/Designing/Deploying many medium size businesses to large enterprises when it comes to Corporate messaging and Virtualization Infrastructure

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