Platform Administration and Architecture

The xDB and tracker configuration settings

The Sitecore.Xdb.config configuration file contains the settings that allow you to enable or disable the xDB and the tracker:

Setting

Notes

Xdb.Enabled

Enable or disable tracking in the xDB on the reporting server.

To run in CMS-only mode, you must set this setting to false to prevent the recording, reporting, and aggregation of data in the xDB.

<setting name="Xdb.Enabled" value="false" />

Xdb.Tracking.Enabled

Enable or disable tracking on the Content Management and Content Delivery roles.

<setting name="Xdb.Tracking.Enabled" value="false" />

The web.config file contains an additional setting that allows you to disable the Email Experience Manager (EXM):

Setting

Notes

exmEnabled

When you disable xDB, you must also disable EXM. Open the web.config file. In the <appSettings> section, in the <add key="exmEnabled:define" value="yes"/> setting, change the value to no.

Note

If you have an Experience Manager license, the Xdb.Enabled setting always resolves to false.