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You can store FileCabinet CS data in the Microsoft structured storage format or the database format. We recommend that you store documents in the database format for more efficient and reliable filing and retrieval of documents. Before you determine which format to use, consider the following options.

Storage option Details
FileCabinet CS data remains in the Microsoft structured storage format If you have a small amount of data and few users, this option may be appropriate for your firm. This is the default format for data in FileCabinet CS.
FileCabinet CS data is automatically converted and is placed into Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express (SSE) SSE is a free database application; therefore, Microsoft places limits on its use by enforcing a maximum database size. We recommend this solution if your firm’s FileCabinet CS data requires less than 100 GB of storage space per data location.
FileCabinet CS data is automatically converted and is placed into Microsoft SQL Server 2012. We recommend this solution if your firm requires more than 100 GB of storage space and has 15 or more FileCabinet CS users. You can purchase SQL Server from Microsoft or from a retailer who sells Microsoft applications. Consult with your systems administrator to determine which edition of SQL Server is suitable for your firm.

To store FileCabinet CS data in the database format, you must first install the FileCabinet CS database (PDF).

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