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



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


  • Datto SIRIS
  • Datto ALTO
  • Datto NAS


The Your Shares page enables 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.

mceclip0.pngFigure 1: File Share → Network Attached Storage

2. The Your Shares page, shown in Figure 2, will load.

mceclip1.pngFigure 2: Your Shares page, displaying a NAS share (click to enlarge)

The Your Shares page provides the following features and information. Refer to Figure 2 for all numbered list items.

1. Add a New Share: Launches the Create a Share Wizard, from which you can create a new NAS share or iSCSI share, and protect an external share with NAS Guard

2. Share Hostname: Indicates the name of the share and its type (NAS or iSCSI)

3. Share Actions: Provides configuration and management options for the share; the available actions are:

4. Share Status: Reports detailed information about the state of each share; the information reported is:

  • 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
  • Replication Destination: If your appliance is subscribed to a SIRIS Private billing plan, this field will appear for all protected systems that you have configured to replicate to a target SIRIS; it lists the hostname of the destination device; clicking the hostname will open the GUI of the target SIRIS
  • Connecting to your share: All available connectivity options for accessing your share; both NAS and iSCSI shares have unique options

5. Take a Snapshot: Allows you to manually request a snapshot operation of your share; this option is not available for shares replicated from a source SIRIS

6. Additional Share Details: Provides additional usage and configuration insights about the share; the information shown differs by share type:

7. Replication Source: If your appliance acts as the target SIRIS in a SIRIS Private configuration, this field will appear for all protected shares which have replicated to it. The value listed is the hostname of the destination device. Clicking the hostname will open the GUI of the source SIRIS

8. Date Replicated: Reports the time and date of replication for share datasets sent to your appliance from a source device in a SIRIS Private configuration

9. Replicated Badge: This badge appears for share datasets which have replicated to your appliance from the source device in a SIRIS Private configuration

NAS Shares

  • 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: Returns the number of active user sessions to the share

mceclip2.pngFigure 3: NAS share details

iSCSI Shares

mceclip3.pngFigure 4: iSCSI Share details

  • Local Used: Reports the total amount of data which the share is using locally on the Datto device
  • CHAP: Advises whether or not the share has CHAP Authentication enabled

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