LocalSpeedVault (a local storage directory)

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.

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 doesn't depend on your Internet connection.

Feature availability

The feature is supported on Windows, Mac and Linux devices. Service providers and system administrators can manage access to it through the product management.

What can be used as the LocalSpeedVault

The LocalSpeedVault is a local directory where your backup data is stored. This can be on a computer disk or in your local network.


The directory you want to use as the LocalSpeedVault should meet the following requirements:

  • It should have a sufficient amount of free space (your backup data will take the same amount of disk space as on the remote server).

  • It should be open to the LocalSystem account (this is the account that the Backup Manager usually performs backups under). Read and write permissions are required.

If the LocalSpeedVault is in your local network, please make sure the following conditions are met:

  • The network resource is accessible during backups (it shouldn't go into the sleep mode or get disconnected from the network).

  • The network resource is openly available without authorization or one of its user accounts coincides with an account on your computer (the same username and password).

  • (for computers united into domains within a local network) The target network share belongs to the same domain as the main computer (otherwise there may be cross-domain authentication issues on Windows).

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 isn't there yet).

  4. If the directory is on a network share, enter your access credentials for that network share.

LocalSpeedVault settings in Backup Manager

How it works

During a backup process, data is being sent to the remote server and the LocalSpeedVault. This applies not only to the current session but all of the older sessions that are available for recovery. If either of the two storage locations is temporary unavailable, it is updated later when the connection is re-established.

Viewing synchronization statuses

Backup Manager users can see whether the local and remote storage locations have all necessary data. Current synchronization statuses are displayed on the Overview tab and in Preferences > LocalSpeedVault. There are three statuses altogether:

  • Synchronized (a storage location has the same data as the other storage location so it's up-to-date).

  • Synchronizing (a storage location doesn't have all of the latest data and is currently getting it from the other storage location).

  • Failed (synchronization failed)

Synchronization statuses in Backup Manager

When the local storage status is Synchronized and the remote storage status is Synchronizing, it means that one of your recent backups has been saved locally and is being copied to the remote server. The data isn't fully protected until the synchronization is completed. While the synchronization is in progress, it is crucial to keep the LocalSpeedVault working and to avoid making changes to its settings. Otherwise the sessions that have been backed up to the LocalSpeedVault can be lost (you can identify them by the "L" mark in the session list). It isn't necessary to watch for the statuses yourself though as there will be a warning message in case of possible issues.

Local session sample (session list)

Possible synchronizations errors

Access is denied

Please check your access credentials for the LocalSpeedVault storage and make sure the Backup Manager has read and write access to the LocalSpeedVault directory.

  • If the LocalSpeedVault is on a local drive, check the LocalSystem user account.

  • If the LocalSpeedVault is on a shared network resource, check the specified network user account.

Path is invalid

Please check the specified LocalSpeedVault storage path and make sure the LocalSpeedVault directory is available. It might have been moved or deleted.

Not enough space

The LocalSpeedVault directory is full and cannot receive any new data. Possible solutions:

  1. Add more space to the directory (if your infrastructure allows it).

  2. Copy the files to another directory with a sufficient amount of space and update the LocalSpeedVault path in the Backup Manager after that.

  3. Disable the LocalSpeedVault and continue with the Cloud storage alone. If you choose this option, make sure the remote storage is synchronized with the LocalSpeedVault.