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. Doing this helps speed up the backup process.

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.

How it works

When a LocalSpeedVault is enabled on a device and a backup runs, the data is sent to both the LocalSpeedVault and the cloud or private storage location. As the LSV is on the local network, this part of the backup completes faster. Once this has completed and synchronized, the LSV begins pushing the backup data to the cloud or private storage as well.

This effectively means that the backup to the cloud or private storage is being sent twice at the same time and so completes faster.

During a restore, data is automatically downloaded from the LocalSpeedVault first to the local device. If the LocalSpeedVault is not available or not synchronized, the restore data will be pulled from the cloud or private storage location. This takes place automatically and cannot be reconfigured.

If the LocalSpeedVault becomes full, backups will still continue to the cloud, or your private storage nodes.

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.

Network Shares can be used as a storage location for Linux and Mac devices by mounting them, then browsing to the Network Share location.

Requirements

Security recommendations for network resources

Enabling the LocalSpeedVault

Windows

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.

Mac & Linux

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.
  4. If the directory is on a network share, you must mount it on the device then select the network share location using the browse option for Vault Location.

  5. Save the changes you have made.

Monitoring LocalSpeedVault

See the Monitoring the LocalSpeedVault page for full details.