How do I use the RoundTrip Wizard to create a local archive from a Datto Device?
- Datto SIRIS
- Datto ALTO
- Datto NAS
- G-Series with OS 2.x
This article discusses archiving ShadowSnap/NAS share backups to an external drive using the RoundTrip Wizard. The wizard is accessible in the Synchronize tab of the local device web interface.
Using your own external drive
Your drive must be healthy to successfully complete a local archive. It should not have mechanical or disk defects.
To select all points in a backup chain for local archiving:
1. Select Advanced Options
2. On the Advanced Options screen for each desired agent:
a) double-click padlock icon to unlock the selection
b) click the bottom-most point
c) click the top-most point
The RoundTrip Wizard will format your external drive with a ZFS file system. The data will reside in a ZFS storage pool with any snapshots that you selected (or all current snapshots, if you chose to sync the entire agent/share).
To access your data stored in the ZFS storage pool, contact Datto Technical Support. You must plug the archive drive into a compatible Datto device.
Recovering an encrypted archive
If you selected to encrypt your drive when using the RoundTrip wizard (not recommended for local archives), you must plug the drive into the same Datto device where the data originated.
Recovering or migrating data from local archives created with the RoundTrip Wizard onto third party devices using ZFS is not supported.