Setting up a file storage
The file storage is where ABBYY FlexiCapture stores images and metadata. The speed of interactions between the Application Server and the file storage greatly affects the performance of the entire FlexiCapture complex, so we recommend placing the file storage on the same computer where the Application Server is installed. In addition to this, placing the file storage on a different hard drive from the temporary folders of IIS or on a slow hard drive will also significantly decrease performance, so this is not recommended. You can also place the file storage on a high-performance external storage device.
Important! If you do not create a file storage while creating the database, you will not be able to create the file storage while ABBYY FlexiCapture is running. A file storage created when the database was created cannot be disabled while ABBYY FlexiCapture is running.
Note: If no file storage is available, FlexiCapture will store all project files in the database. If the number of documents you need to process is relatively small, this will not have any adverse effects on performance and security, and it will be easier to back up your data. However, if you need to process large numbers of documents, the database will grow very quickly, decreasing performance. Due to this, we only recommend running FlexiCapture without a file storage in low-volume or demo projects.
Note: The file storage must be added to the exceptions list in any antivirus software and the Windows Search indexer.