AnswerAs of GFI WebMonitor 2012 and newer versions, the internal and external databases have been combined and all monitoring and reporting is done through one common database. The user has the option of using the integrated Firebird database, or switching to a Microsoft SQL Server Database.
GFI Software recommends that customers use Microsoft SQL Server as the backend database for performance and maintenance reasons.
Any Microsoft SQL Server versions from Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and above are compatible, including the free Microsoft SQL Express editions which have a database size limitation as follows:
- Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express: 10 GB per database
- Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express: 10 GB per database
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005 through SQL Server 2008: 4 GB per databas