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Can Altavault be used without the cloud?

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Applies to

  • AltaVault

Answer

  • No, AltaVault is designed to function as a local interface to your cloud provider and cannot act as standalone Network Attached Storage (NAS)
 
 

Additional Information

Appliance functions include but are not limited to:

  • local caching
  • encryption
  • deduplication
  • local network access by certain NAS protocols, including NFS and CIFS/SMB.
Without a valid and reachable cloud bucket, the service cannot start and appliance functionality is limited. 
Limitations include:
  • Cannot store or access data via NAS protocols.
 

 

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