Generating the Archiver.gconfig file - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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To modify advanced Archiver settings that are not defined in Security Center Config Tool, you must generate the Archiver.gconfig from the Genetec™ Server Console.

Before you begin

If the Archiver.gconfig file already exists, make a backup copy before generating a new file. The new Archiver.gconfig file contains the default Archiver settings, and overwrites the existing file.

What you should know

The Archiver.gconfig file is created on the server that is hosting the Archiver role. The file is saved in the Security Center installation directory. The default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center 5.x\ConfigurationFiles\ on a 64-bit computer, and C:\Program Files\Genetec Security Center 5.x\ConfigurationFiles\ on a 32-bit computer.

The settings in the Archiver.gconfig file apply to all the Archiver roles that are hosted on the server.

You should only generate the Archiver.gconfig if you know which setting you must change or add. If the syntax in this file is incorrect, Archiver roles that are hosted on this server will not start.


  1. Open Server Admin using a web browser, and log on.
  2. From the Servers section on the Overview page, select the Archiver role server.
  3. Next to the server name, click Actions > Console.
  4. Click the Commands tab.
  5. Expand Archiver Role commands, then click GenerateConfigFile.