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Volume types

Every piece of data has its lifecycle. With that in mind, Vawlt has created three volume types according to different usage and needs: 

  • Hot;
  • Immutable;
  • Archival.

Hot

The “Hot” Volume type is optimised for recurrent storage and sharing, allowing multiples writes, deletes, and downloads.

This Volume Type has a file versioning system and has a download time (for files that are not cached in a specific device) in the order of milliseconds for the first byte (TTFB).

Immutable

The “Immutable” Volume type is optimised for files that don’t require changes upon storage. This means you can write once and download it often.

This volume actively blocks files edition by any user, becoming a strong tool to fight ransomware attacks. Each file stored in this Volume Type has a 30 days minimum storage duration charge, meaning that Vawlt will only free up the space occupied by that file after such period, even if the file is deleted beforehand.

The download time (for files that are not cached in a specific device) in the order of milliseconds for the first byte (TTFB).

Archival

The “Archival” Volume type os optimised for files that are stored for long periods of time and rarely read. This means you write once and the data unlikely to be read.

Each file stored in this Volume Type has a 180 days minimum storage duration charge, meaning that Vawlt will only free up the space occupied by that file after such period, even if the file is deleted beforehand.

Files stored in this Volume Type are offline and therefore a Fetch operation must occur before reading files that are not cached in a specific device. For those files, the download time can take up to 5 hours after a Fetch is applied.

Technical specifications

HotImmutableArchival
Minimum storage durationN.A30 days180 days
File versioningYesNoNo
Download time (first byte)MillisecondMillisecondUp to 5 hours
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