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