Detaching a Vault

You can detach a vault from a connection to M-Files server, in which case the vault data is not destroyed but kept on the hard drive of the server computer. You can later restore the server connection with the Attach Document Vault operation.

When the vault is detached from the server, it is not displayed in the list of available document vaults in M-Files Admin and users cannot access it, but all the data stored in the vault stays intact. You can, for instance, move a detached vault to another server machine and take it back into use by attaching it to the new server.

Do the following steps to detach a document vault:

  1. Open M-Files Admin.
  2. In the left-side tree view, expand a connection to M-Files server.
  3. Click Document Vaults.
  4. Select a document vault that you want to detach and click Detach on the task area.
  5. Click Yes at the prompt to confirm your action.
The selected document vault is detached from M-Files Server.