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External Database Support Policy
Last modified on 11 August 2020 11:19 AM

What is an External Database?

An external database is defined as any database other than the built-in Derby database that is packaged with PaperCut as standard.

How do I use an External Database with PaperCut?

If you’d like to run PaperCut from an external database, take a look through the help center information on Deployment on an external database (RDBMS).

What External Databases are supported with PaperCut MF/NG?

For the most up to date list of supported databases, take a look at the System Requirements pages for PaperCut MF and NG.

PaperCut supports Microsoft SQL Server (32 and 64-bit, and Server Express), Oracle, PostgreSQL and MySQL as standard. Please note that with SQL 2016, if you’re running PaperCut version 18 or earlier - you’ll need to install Microsoft’s driver to get things working correctly: (see here for the steps for SQL 2016). Version 19 of PaperCut includes the correct Microsoft SQL driver out-of-the-box.