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SIRIS, ALTO, and NAS: File Share → Your Shares

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This article describes the Your Shares page of the Datto appliance user interface.

Environment

  • Datto SIRIS
  • Datto ALTO
  • Datto NAS

Description

The Your Shares page allows you to manage the network file shares on your Datto appliance. To access it, perform the following steps:

1. From your Datto appliance's GUI, click File Share  Network Attached Storage.

Figure 1: Accessing Your Shares

If no file shares exist on the device, the Create a Share Wizard will appear instead.

Figure 2: An example NAS share

The following actions are available on the Your Shares page:

Figure 3: Back up or create a share

  • Backup External Share: Back up an external share with NAS Guard
  • Create Share: Create an additional NAS or iSCSI share

Figure 4: Share actions

  • Take a Snapshot: Allows you to manually request a snapshot operation of your share.
  • Manage Recovery Points: Launches the management console for all of the share's backup points that exist locally and offsite.
  • Configure Share Settings: Lists all configuration settings available for your share.
  • Remove Share: Enables removal of the share and all of its contents from the Datto appliance.

Figure 5: Share details

This page also reports detailed information about each share:

  • Last Successful Snapshot: Timestamp of the last successful snapshot operation of this share
  • Current Interval: How often the Datto appliance takes a snapshot of the share, in minutes or hours
  • Connecting to your share: All available connectivity options for accessing your share. Both NAS and iSCSI shares have unique options

Figure 6: NAS share details

Figure 7: iSCSI Share details

  • Local Used: Reports the total amount of data which the share is using locally on the Datto device.
  • Visibility: Indicates whether the share is public, or private and requires credentials upon access.
  • No. of Users (NAS Only): Returns the number of active user sessions to the share.
  • CHAP (iSCSI Only): Advises whether or not the share has CHAP Authentication enabled.

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