ESET Remote Administrator supports two types of database servers:

Microsoft SQL Server (including Express and non-Express editions) 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014
MySQL (version 5.5 and newer)

You can specify the database server that you want to use when you install the Server or the Proxy. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express is installed by default and is a part of the installation package. Note that Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express has a 10 GB database size limit and cannot be installed on a Domain Controller, for example, if you use Microsoft SBS, we recommend that you install ESET Remote Administrator on a different server, or do not select the SQL Server Express component during installation (this requires you to use your existing SQL or MySQL Server to run the ERA database).

If you decide to use Microsoft SQL Server, the earliest supported version is Microsoft SQL Server 2008. You can use an existing Microsoft SQL Server running in your environment, but it must meet minimum requirements.

NOTE: ERA Server and ERA Proxy do not use an integrated backup, so we strongly recommend that you backup your database server to prevent data loss.

Database server hardware requirements:



Hard Drive

At least 10 GB of free space

Processor Speed

x86 Processor: 1.0 GHz
x64 Processor: 1.4 GHz
Note: A 2.0 GHz or faster processor is recommended for optimum performance.

Processor Type

x86 Processor: Pentium III-compatible processor or faster
x64 Processor: AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon 64, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support, Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support