Checking the Size of a Firebird Metadata File

The metadata file of a Firebird vault is by default stored under the following location on the server computer:

C:\Program Files\M-Files\Server Vaults\<vault name>\MetaData

We recommend that you start to plan migration to Microsoft SQL Server when the size of the metadata file for a vault is close to 1 GB.

Tip: You can change the amount of usable memory of a Firebird vault to two gigabytes. See Registry Setting for Extending Firebird Usability.

Do the following steps to check the size of the metadata file:

  1. Open M-Files Admin.
  2. In the left-side tree view, expand a connection to M-Files server.
  3. Right-click a vault.
  4. Click Properties.
    Result:The Document Vault Properties dialog is opened.
  5. Open the Advanced tab.
  6. Under the Use Firebird option, click the Define... button.
    Result:The metadata file location along with the file data location is shown at the bottom of the dialog.

  7. Open the metadata file folder you have located in the previous step and select the metadata file.
  8. Check the file size in the status bar.