A vault is a location for storing backup archives. For ease of use and administration, a vault is associated with the archives’ metadata. Referring to this metadata makes for fast and convenient operations with archives and backups stored in the vault.
A vault can be organized on a local or networked drive, detachable media or a tape device attached to the Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Storage Node.
There are no settings for limiting a vault size or number of backups in a vault. You can limit the size of each archive using cleanup, but the total size of archives stored in the vault is limited by the storage size only.
Why create vaults?
We recommend that you create a vault in each destination where you are going to store backup archives. This will ease your work as follows.
Quick access to the vault
You will not have to remember paths to the folders where the archives are stored. When creating a backup plan or a task that requires selection of an archive or an archive destination place, the list of vaults will be available for quick access without drilling down through the folders tree.
Easy archive management
A vault is available for access from the Navigation pane. Having selected the vault, you can browse the archives stored there and perform the following archive management operations:
Creating vaults is highly recommended but is not obligatory. You may choose not to use the shortcuts and always specify the full path to the archive vault. All of the above operations except for archive and backup deletion can be performed without creating vaults.
The operation of creating a vault results in adding the vault name to the Vaults section of the Navigation pane.
Centralized and personal vaults
A centralized vault is a networked location allotted by the management server administrator to serve as storage for the backup archives. A centralized vault can be managed by a storage node (managed vault) or be unmanaged.
A vault is called personal if it was created using direct connection of the console to a managed machine. Personal vaults are specific for each managed machine.
Way of working with the "Vaults" view
Vaults (on the navigation pane) – top element of the vaults tree. Click this item to display groups of centralized and personal vaults.
Centralized. This group is available when the console is connected to a managed machine or to a management server. Expand this group to display a list of centralized vaults added by the management server administrator.
Personal. This group is available when the console is connected to a managed machine. Expand this group to display a list of personal vaults created on the managed machine.