» In-Memory Storage Backend

The In-Memory storage backend is used to persist Vault's data entirely in-memory on the same machine in which Vault is running. This is useful for development and experimentation, but use of this backend is highly discouraged in production. All data is lost when Vault or the machine on which it is running is restarted.

  • No High Availability – the In-Memory backend does not support high availability.

  • Not Production Recommended – the In-Memory backend is not recommended for production installations as data does not persist beyond restarts.

  • HashiCorp Supported – the In-Memory backend is officially supported by HashiCorp.

storage "inmem" {}

» inmem Parameters

The In-Memory storage backend has no configuration parameters.

» inmem Examples

This example shows activating the In-Memory storage backend.

storage "inmem" {}