GFI MailEssentials 2014 R2 ships with a new Firebird reporting database format that replaces Microsoft Access. Firebird is an open source SQL relational database that increases performance, scalability and database size.
When upgrading from a version that is using a Microsoft Access (.MDB) database, GFI MailEssentials 2014 R2 automatically starts to use the new database format (.FDB). It is therefore necessary to migrate data from the old .MDB database to the new .FDB database to generate reports on previous data.
GFI MailEssentials 2014 R2 includes a utility that transfers all data from the old .MDB database to the .FDB database configured in the GFI MailEssentials Reporting Settings.
- GFI MailEssentials scanning and reporting capabilities are not impacted by the migration.
- The migration process may take some time to complete, depending on the database size and system resources.
To start migration:
- Open Command Prompt
Switch the directory to where GFI MailEssentials is installed:
cd “C:\Program Files (x86)\GFI\MailEssentials\”
Run ReportsMigration.exe specifying the location of the old Microsoft Access database.
ReportsMigration.exe “C:\Program Files (x86)\GFI\MailEssentials\Data\reports.mdb”
- Close command prompt when migration is complete.
(Optional) On completion, the old MDB database may be safely deleted from disk.