If your RDM data source contains more than 5000 entries, you may start to experience some slowness and performance issues. In the past, the workaround we advised was to split your data source into multiple sources. The good news is that this fixes the performance issues. The bad news is that you must manage multiple databases and security systems. Well, guess what? We’ve created a much better solution: say hello to Remote Desktop Manager Vaults!

What Are Vaults?

Vaults are essentially compartments in a single database. Instead of handling the whole data source as a single block of data, vaults handle a smaller subset. As a result, you can manage a massive amount of entries as you normally would, but without experiencing diminished performance. And since you aren’t breaking the database up into multiple smaller databases, you can maintain a single set of users, security groups and roles, which cuts down on administration time (and headaches!). Now, you might be wondering how to split your entries, a good example would be one vault for your lab environment and one for your production environment; or let’s say you have offices around the world you could easily split them geographically.

How to Create Vaults

Since I know you’re going to love this new feature as much as I do, let’s take a closer look at how to create Vaults! The first thing to know is that not all data sources support Vaults. Currently, it’s available for Devolutions Password Server, SQL Azure, Maria DB, MySQL and SQL Server. Here’s what you need to do:

1. From your main data source, select Administration – Vaults - Add Vault

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2. Then, in the General side menu enter a name for your new Vault.

3. In the Users and Roles side menu, select the option Is Member to grant access to specific users or roles to your newly created Vault.

Move Between Vaults

To move between your Vaults simply go in your Navigation Pane, and at the bottom you will find the Vault list, click on the arrow to move between them.

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And that’s its! You’ll have the same set of users, security groups and roles as you have in your main data source (i.e. the Default Vault). For end users, it will look like a different data source. But for administrators like you, it’s a single data source — which means fast performance, easier management, and no headaches!

As always, please let us know your thoughts by using the comment feature of the blog. You can also visit our forums to get help and submit feature requests, you can find them here.