Attachments are files that can be associated with many different kinds of nodes in the datastore, but they are usually used with hosts. A typical use of attachments is for disaster recovery purposes; all necessary documents can be stored and managed by BMC Atrium Discovery. Any number of attachments can be associated with a single node, and the same file can be attached to multiple nodes. A copy of the attached file is uploaded to the BMC Atrium Discovery appliance for secure storage. If the same file is attached to different nodes, multiple copies are held by BMC Atrium Discovery.
When a node with attachments is marked as destroyed, the attachments are not destroyed, and remain attached to the destroyed node.