This article describes the procedure to synchronize a USB RoundTrip drive with a Datto device. For background on the RoundTrip process, see the RoundTrip Overview article.
- For details on synchronizing a NAS RoundTrip with a Datto device, see SIRIS, ALTO, and NAS: Syncing a NAS RoundTrip drive with a Datto appliance.
- To learn more about making a local archive, see SIRIS, ALTO, and NAS: Creating a local data archive.
- Datto RoundTrip
If you are syncing the USB RoundTrip with a physical Datto appliance, skip to the Perform the RoundTrip sync section of this article. If you are syncing the RoundTrip with a virtual Datto appliance, proceed to the Configuration prerequisites for virtual appliances section of this article.
Configuration prerequisites for virtual appliances
1. Ensure that you have enabled USB passthrough (external link) on the VMware environment that hosts your Virtual SIRIS.
2. Connect the USB RoundTrip to the server hosting the Virtual SIRIS.
3. Access the VMware management environment and select the Virtual SIRIS host.
4. From the inventory screen, right-click the Virtual SIRIS, and select Edit Settings.
5. On the Virtual Hardware tab, select USB Host Controller from the New device drop-down menu and click Add. The new USB controller will appear at the bottom of the Virtual Hardware device list.
6. Click OK.
7. Proceed to the Perform the RoundTrip sync section of this article.
Perform the RoundTrip sync
1. Connect the Datto RoundTrip drive's USB cable into an available USB port on the Datto device.
2. Log into your Datto device's GUI and click the Synchronize tab.
3. If your appliance detected the USB drive, you will see a green Perform RoundTrip Sync button. If drive detection failed, the button will read, "Please attach a RoundTrip Drive."
4. Click Perform a USB RoundTrip Sync. You will see the RoundTrip Wizard welcome screen. Click Next to continue.
5. Select the enclosures (USB drives) you will use for the RoundTrip. To select multiple drives for a RAID 0, hold down CTRL and click the drives. Click Next to continue.
6. You will see the Select Agents window. Select the agents and NAS shares that you want to sync to the RoundTrip.
When ready, Click Next to continue.
7. If you checked Manually Select Snapshots in the previous step, click the Agent or NAS (on the left) to select snapshots to sync to the RoundTrip (on the right). Click Next to continue.
8. Click Start RoundTrip to have the Datto device sync the specified information to the RoundTrip drive.
9. You will see the confirmation window Click the Start Roundtrip button to continue.
10. Click the Close Wizard button. The device's GUI will update with "RoundTrip is running" and indicate the step it is on.
When the RoundTrip sync finishes, the left panel will update the Last RoundTrip timestamp, and you will see the Start RoundTrip button.
To check the status of the RoundTrip while it is running, access the appliance GUI and click the Synchronize tab. Your Datto device will report the RoundTrip's sync status.Figure 7: RoundTrip Status (click to enlarge)
When the RoundTrip Sync finishes, send the RoundTrip drive back to Datto to have the data synchronized to the Datto Cloud. Be sure to label the drive with your support ticket number as well as either your name or reseller ID. You can find the return shipping label in the box the RoundTrip drive came in. The PO# field will match the serial number of the Datto appliance for which you ordered the RoundTrip.
If you misplace the label, email email@example.com with your device information, Datto will email you a printable PDF return label.