Vaultastic Store Overview


Vaultastic Version 4 has two types of Storage. The Active Store and the Inactive Store. 

Active Store

The contents of the Active Store are emails that are searchable and accessible via the eDiscovery interface of Vaultastic. The Active Store is organized in different Vaults corresponding to mailboxes on the primary email domain.

Inactive Store

The contents of the Inactive Store are files. These files are typically data files such as EML in ZIP, PST, MBOX, or MAILDIR. The contents of the Inactive Store are searchable using the file names using the Inactive Storage Application

Difference Between the Active and Inactive Store in Vaultastic

Active StoreInactive Store

  • Each mail is a separate unit
  • Data files. Each data file will have multiple emails.
  • The Active Store is organized as Vaults. Vaults correspond to the email ids on the primary mail server.
  • A single folder per Vaultastic domain. 
Methods of Upload
Methods of Download
  • Mails are searchable using sender, recipients, date, and keywords
  • Search using the file name.
Operations allowed
  • Download, export (in PST or EML formats), upload to Ideolve, reply, reply all, forward, and forward as attachment
  • Move to Active, Download, delete

When to use the Vaultastic Active Store

Case 1: Archiving live mail data using the journaling or forwarding or BCC feature of the primary mail server

If you want to archive messages using the journaling, BCC, or forwarding feature of the primary server, the data has to be uploaded to the Active Store.

Case 2: You want to search through data available in data files such as EML, PST, Maildir or MBOX

If you want to be able to search through data files for specific mail using search criteria such as sender, recipients, keywords or date ranges, the data has to be in the Active Store of Vaultastic.

Case 3: You want to collect data in mailboxes on the mail servers and make it searchable

If you want to backup the mailbox content on the primary server and make the content searchable, then the data has to be uploaded to the Vaultastic Active Store using LegacyFlo.

When to use the Vaultastic Inactive Store

Case 1: Upload data files to a Cloud Store

If your organization has Legacy Data in PST/EML or other data formats and are looking for a low-cost option to save these files on the Cloud, then the Vaultastic Inactive Store is a good option.

Case 2: You want to reduce the size of mailboxes on the primary store but do not want to make the email data searchable

Suppose you are looking to reduce the mailboxes' size on the primary mail server but have not enabled live mail archiving to Vaultastic Active Store. In that case, you can use LegacyFlo to upload data directly from the mailboxes on the primary mail server to the Inactive Store. 

Case 3: You are looking at reducing the size of Vaults on the Active Store

You have enabled live mail archiving from your mail server to the vaults on the Active Store and now are looking at reducing the Active Storage usage without deleting the data. In this case, you can move data from the Active Store to the Inactive Store using LegacyFlo.