Installing Global Addressing Module Databases

This procedure describes how to download and install Global Addressing Module databases in the Spectrum™ Product Database (SPD) format from the Pitney Bowes eStore.

Disk Space

The disk space requirements for extracted and non-extracted SPD bundles are:
  • Extracted bundles (all SPD) - 50 GB
  • Non-extracted bundles (all SPD) - 20 GB


The following table provides information on the Global Address Module memory requirements for each country database.

Table 1. Global Address Validation Memory Requirements (in Megabytes)
Country Database Name Global Address Validation Global Type Ahead Both
Argentina (ARG) 700 n/a n/a
Australia (AUS) 700 n/a n/a
Austria (AUT) 900 700 1900
Belgium (BEL) 900 700 1900
Brazil (BRA) 700 700 700
Canada (CAN) n/a n/a n/a
China (CHN) 700 n/a n/a
Czech Republic (CHZ) 700 n/a n/a
Denmark (DNK) 2100 700 3400
Finland (FIN) 900 700 1900
France (FRA) 2800 700 4100
Germany (DEU) 700 700 1900
Greece (GRC) 700 n/a n/a
India (IND) 700 n/a n/a
Ireland (IRL) 900 700 1900
Italy (ITA) 700 700 1900
Japan (JPN) 700 n/a n/a
Malaysia (MYS) 700 n/a n/a
Mexico (MEX) 700 n/a n/a
Netherlands (NLD) 700 n/a n/a
New Zealand (NZL) 700 n/a n/a
Norway (NOR) 700 700 1900
Poland (POL) 700 n/a n/a
Russia (RUS) 700 n/a n/a
Spain (ESP) 1300 700 1900
Sweden (SWE) 900 n/a n/a
Switzerland (CHE) 700 700 1900
United Kingdom (GBR) 980 700 1900
United States (USA) n/a 800 n/a
United States (USA) Domestic (GAV_US_DOM) 50 n/a n/a
United States (USA) Non-Domestic (GAV_US_NON-DOM) 50 n/a n/a

To download and install a Global Addressing Module database resource in the Spectrum™ Product Database (SPD) format:

  1. Make sure no applications are running.
  2. Select and download your licensed SPD files (xxx.spd) from the Pitney Bowes eStore using the link provided in the release announcement or welcome email.
  3. The database is downloaded as a zip file. Unzip the database before proceeding with the installation.
  4. Install the SPD files:
    1. Place the SPD files in the folder SpectrumFolder/server/app/dataimport. This is the default location for SPD files. The Spectrum™ Technology Platform server monitors this folder and looks for new files in two-second intervals.
      You can change the location of the data import directory by altering the platform property in the file SpectrumFolder/server/app/conf/
    2. When the server detects new SPD files, the server automatically extracts the SPD files to the folder SpectrumFolder/server/app/repository/datastorage.
      You can change the location of the data storage folder by altering the property in the Data Manager settings section of the file SpectrumFolder/server/app/conf/ .
    3. By default, the SPD files are deleted after the files are extracted. However, you can archive SPD files by setting the property to "true" in the Data Manager settings section of the file SpectrumFolder/server/app/conf/
    4. At this point the data will become available and you can add it as a Spectrum™ database resource in the Spectrum™ Databases section of Management Console.
    5. After you install the database files, use either the Database Resource tool in the Management Console or the Global Addressing Administration Utility database commands to define the database as a resource. For more information on the Administration Utility database commands, see the section "Global Addressing Module Databases" in the Spectrum™ Technology Administration Guide.