8.2 Storage

MetaDefender Vault supports multiple types of storages (local, network, Amazon S3) for different purposes (temporary, sanitized, permanent).
You can configure these storages by navigating to SettingsStorage page using the user interface.

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The table below describes each type of storage:

 

Type

Description

1

Local

A storage represented by a local directory on the disk.

2

Network storage

A storage represented by a network location.
Please note that network paths that require credentials are not supported for now.

3

Amazon S3 storage

A bucket or a directory inside a bucket on Amazon S3 that allows MetaDefender Vault to save files in the cloud.

4

S3 Compatible Storage

A bucket or a directory inside a bucket on S3 compatible storage that allows MetaDefender Vault to save files in the cloud.

The table below describes each storage purpose:

 

Purpose

Description

1

Temporary

The temporary storage is used to save files before they are processed.
Files are also copied in this storage when they are scheduled to be re-processed.

2

Sanitized

The sanitized storage is used to save files sanitized by MetaDefender Core.

3

Permanent

The permanent storage is used to save files that have been fully processed and available for download.

Adding a new local storage

You can add a new local storage by following these instructions:

  1. Go to SettingsStorage

  2. Choose for which purpose you want to add this storage (Permanent, Sanitized, Temporary) and click Edit button

  3. Fill out the required information:

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  4. Click Update

Adding a new network storage

You can add a new network storage by following these instructions:

  1. Go to SettingsStorage

  2. Choose for which purpose you want to add this storage (Permanent, Sanitized, Temporary) and click Edit button

  3. Fill out the required information:

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  4. Click Update

For testing

Check out the note here

Adding a new cloud storage in Amazon S3

You can add a new cloud storage by following these instructions:

  1. Go to SettingsStorage

  2. Choose for which purpose you want to add this storage (Permanent, Sanitized, Temporary) and click Edit button

  3. Fill out the required information:

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  4. Click Update

Adding S3 Compatible storage

You can add a new S3 compatible storage by following these instructions:

  1. Go to SettingsStorage

  2. Choose for which purpose you want to add this storage (Permanent, Sanitized, Temporary) and click Edit button

  3. Fill out the required information (be careful, the input values are case sensitive)

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  4. Click Update