What is the difference between a storage migration and a device migration?
- Datto SIRIS
- Datto ALTO
- Datto NAS
In a Storage Migration scenario, an operator can perform a field upgrade or a hardware replacement of one or more hard drives in a Datto appliance by using the Migrate Storage tool. Consider a Storage Migration if you:
- Want to expand the storage capacity on your existing Datto appliance.
- Need to replace one or more of your Datto appliance's hard drives that are in a pre-failure state.
Contact Datto Technical Support if you need to replace a storage component which has failed completely.
In a Device Migration scenario, an operator transfers the entire set of local and cloud backups & device settings from one Datto appliance to another. When performing a device migration, both the source and destination device must be on the same network, in a functional state, and capable of completing all steps in the migration process.
Consider a device migration if you are replacing one Datto appliance with another, and need to transfer all user settings and data from the old device to the new device.