» storage Stanza

The storage stanza configures the storage backend, which represents the location for the durable storage of Vault's information. Each backend has pros, cons, advantages, and trade-offs. For example, some backends support high availability while others provide a more robust backup and restoration process. For information about a specific backend, choose one from the navigation on the left.

» Configuration

Storage backend configuration is done through the Vault configuration file using the storage stanza:

storage [NAME] {
  [PARAMETERS...]
}

For example:

storage "file" {
  path = "/mnt/vault/data"
}

For configuration options which also read an environment variable, the environment variable will take precedence over values in the configuration file.