SolarWinds Backup Help

LocalSpeedVault (a local storage directory in Backup Manager)

By default, the Backup Manager saves your backups remotely in the cloud or at a private data center (depending on your terms of service). You can enable the LocalSpeedVault (a local storage directory) to have an additional copy on your own computer or in your local network.

Overview

Reasons to enable the LocalSpeedVault

When the LocalSpeedVault is on, scheduled backups continue running even if the Internet connection is down. Also restoring data to a local folder becomes faster and does not depend on your Internet connection.

Feature availability

The feature is supported on Windows, Mac and Linux devices.

What can be used as the LocalSpeedVault

You can create a LocalSpeedVault directory on a local disk, a removable disk or in a local network. All kinds of network resources are suitable: workstations, file servers or network-attached storage (NAS) devices.

Requirements

Security recommendations for network resources

Enabling the LocalSpeedVault

To enable the LocalSpeedVault, do the following:

  1. Go to Preferences > LocalSpeedVault.
  2. Select the LocalSpeedVault checkbox.
  3. Specify the location of the directory allocated for the LocalSpeedVault. This can be an existing or a new directory (the Backup Manager will create it for you automatically if it is not there yet).
  4. If the directory is on a network share, enter your access credentials for that network share.
  5. Save the changes you have made.

Monitoring the LocalSpeedVault

During a backup process, data is sent to the cloud and the LocalSpeedVault. If either of the two storage locations is temporary unavailable, it is updated later when the connection is re-established.